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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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Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7039th meeting, 2 Oct. 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East"]

2 October 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Resolution 2118 (2013) : Adopted by the Security Council at its 7038th meeting, on 27 September 2013

27 September 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council Requires Destruction of Syria's Chemical Weapons, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2118 (2013)

27 September 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force for the period from 1 July to 12 September 2013

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

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6994th meeting, 10 July 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East"]

10 July 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Security Council resolution 2108 (2013) [on renewal of the mandate of the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) until 31 Dec. 2013]

27 June 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2084 (2012) [on renewal of the mandate of the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) until 30 June 2013]

19 December 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force for the period from 1 July to 31 December 2012

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Security Council resolution 1701 (2006) : reporting period from 29 June to 30 October 2012

14 November 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

Security Council resolution 2059 (2012) [on renewal of the mandate of the UN Supervision Mission in the Syrian Arab Republic (UNSMIS) for a final period of 30 days]

20 July 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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