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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: Argentina (2014), Australia (2014), Chad (2015), Chile (2015), Jordan (2015), Lithuania (2015), Luxembourg (2014), Nigeria (2015), Republic of Korea (2014), Rwanda (2014)), 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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Report of the Secretary-General on South Sudan

8 November 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7050th meeting, 28 Oct. 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Cooperation between the United Nations and regional and subregional organizations in maintaining international peace and security"]

28 October 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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

28 October 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation with respect to piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia

21 October 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2122 (2013) [on women and peace and security]

18 October 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Eighteenth semi-annual report of the Secretary-General to the Security Council on the implementation of Security Council resolution 1559 (2004)

16 October 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Annual Reports

Letter dated 14 October 2013 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council

14 October 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur

14 October 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2121 (2013) [on the situation in Central African Republic]

10 October 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2120 (2013) [on extension of the authorization of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) until 31 Dec. 2014]

10 October 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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