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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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Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6730th meeting, 6 Mar. 2012, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Reports of the Secretary-General on the Sudan"]

6 March 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Abyei

27 January 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Abyei

27 November 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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

12 October 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2003 (2011) [on extension of the mandate of the AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) until 31 July 2012]

29 July 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Abyei

26 July 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 1999 (2011) [on admission of the Republic of South Sudan to membership in the United Nations]

13 July 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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

8 July 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Resolution 1996 (2011) / adopted by the Security Council at its 6576th meeting, on 8 July 2011

8 July 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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