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The Security Council has primary responsibility, under the UN Charter, for the maintenance of international peace and security. Organized to function continuously, a representative of each of its members must be present at all times at United Nations Headquarters. The Council consists of 15 members: five permanent members with veto power (China, France, Russian Federation, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America) and ten non-permanent members (Membership: Angola (2016), Chad (2015), Chile (2015), Jordan (2015), Lithuania (2015), Malaysia (2016), New Zealand (2016), Nigeria (2015), Spain (2016), Venezuela (Bolivian Republic of) (2016)) five of which are elected each year by the General Assembly for a two-year term.  Website: www.un.org/en/sc/
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Letter dated 22 January 2015 from the Permanent Representative of the Niger to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General : Meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs and of Defence on the security situation in Nigeria and the fight against Boko Haram

3 February 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo

30 January 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Abyei

30 January 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Letter dated 30 January 2015 from the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council : Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine on the arrest of the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, Ahtem Chiygoz

30 January 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2197 (2015) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) until 31 July 2015]

29 January 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2198 (2015) [on renewal of measures on arms embargo against all non-governmental entities and individuals operating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo]

29 January 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Letter dated 27 January 2015 from the Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council

27 January 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Letter dated 24 January 2015 from the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council : Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine on the terrorist attack on Mariupol

26 January 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on Somalia January 2015

23 January 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Implementation of Security Council resolutions 2139 (2014), 2165 (2014) and 2191 (2014) : Report of the Secretary-General

22 January 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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