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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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Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Abyei

13 May 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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

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

Security Council resolution 2148 (2014) [on the review of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID)]

3 April 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2138 (2014) [on the situation in Sudan]

13 February 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2109 (2013) [on on temporarily increase the overall force levels of UNMISS]

24 December 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Abyei

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

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

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Abyei

27 September 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7022nd meeting, 23 Aug. 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Reports of the Secretary-General on the Sudan"]

23 August 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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