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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 2041 (2012) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) until 23 Mar. 2013]

22 March 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

The situation in Afghanistan and its implication for international peace and security : report of the Secretary-General

5 March 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

The situation in Afghanistan and its implications for international peace and security : report of the Secretary-General

13 December 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2011 (2011) [on extension of the authorization of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan (ISAF)]

12 October 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

The situation in Afghanistan and its implications for international peace and security : report of the Secretary-General

23 June 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 1989 (2011) [on expansion of the mandate of the Ombudsperson established by the resolution 1267 (1999) and the establishment of a new Al-Qaida sanctions list]

17 June 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1988 (2011) [on establishment of a new Sanctions Committee focusing on the threat from those associated with the Taliban]

17 June 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1974 (2011) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) until 23 Mar. 2012]

22 March 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

The situation in Afghanistan and its implications for international peace and security : report of the Secretary-General

9 March 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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

3 February 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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