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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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Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7388th meeting, 18 February 2015, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Burundi"]

18 February 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Security Council resolution 2203 (2015) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS) until 29 Feb. 2016]

18 February 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on South Sudan (covering the period from 18 November 2014-10 February 2015)

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

Security Council resolution 2202 (2015) [on the Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements (12 Feb. 2015)]

17 February 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2201 (2015) [on the situation in Yemen]

15 February 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2200 (2015) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Panel of Experts Established pursuant to Security Council Resolution 1591 (2005) until 12 Feburary 2016]

12 February 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2199 (2015) [on threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts by Al-Qaida]

12 February 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Letter dated 29 January 2015 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council

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

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

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