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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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Security Council resolution 2145 (2014) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)]

17 March 2014 | 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

Security Council resolution 2096 (2013) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) until 19 Mar. 2014]

19 March 2013 | 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

5 March 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2069 (2012) [on extension of the authorization of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) until 13 Oct. 2013]

9 October 2012 | 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

13 September 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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

20 June 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country News

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

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