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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 7349th meeting, 18 December 2014, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Central African Republic"]

18 December 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Security Council resolution 2193 (2014) [on extension of the terms of office of permanent and ad litem judges at the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) until 31 Dec. 2015]

18 December 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2194 (2014) [on extension of the terms of office of permanent judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)]

18 December 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Letter dated 17 December 2014 from the Chair of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2127 (2013) concerning the Central African Republic addressed to the President of the Security Council

18 December 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Resolution 2191 (2014) [on the humanitarian situation in the Syrian Arab Republic and the establishment of a monitoring mechanism]

17 December 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Letter dated 11 December 2014 from the Permanent Representative of Mali to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council

16 December 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Identical letters dated 11 December 2014 from the Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General and the President of the Security Council

15 December 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Agreement between the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on the status of NATO forces and NATO personnel conducting mutually agreed NATO-led activities in Afghanistan

11 December 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in South Sudan

11 December 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution Resolution 2188 (2014) [on the situation in Liberia]

9 December 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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