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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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Security Council resolution 2126 (2013) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) until 31 May 2014]

25 November 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7066th meeting, 25 Nov. 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Central African region"]

25 November 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Report of the Secretary-General on the protection of civilians in armed conflict

22 November 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the restoration of constitutional order in Guinea-Bissau

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

Security Council resolution 2125 (2013) [on acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia]

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the Central African Republic submitted pursuant to paragraph 22 of Security Council resolution 2121 (2013)

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

Statement [The situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo]

14 November 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa and on the Lord's Resistance Army-affected areas

14 November 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

First report of the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 6 of resolution 2110 (2013)

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

Security Council resolution 2123 (2013) [on implementation of the Peace Agreement on Bosnia and Herzegovina]

12 November 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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