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UN Security Council

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 2042 (2012) [on authorization of the deployment of an advance team of up to 30 unarmed military observers to the Syrian Arab Republic]

14 April 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6746th meeting, 5 Apr. 2012, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East"]

5 April 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6736th meeting, 21 Mar. 2012, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East"]

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

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6598th meeting, 3 Aug. 2011, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East"]

3 August 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force for the period from 1 January to 30 June 2011

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force for the period from 1 January 2010 to 30 June 2010

9 June 2010 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

Security Council resolution 1899 (2009) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Disengagement Observer Force]

16 December 2009 | 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 2009 to 31 December 2009

18 November 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement by the President of the Security Council [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6148th meeting, 23 June 2009, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East"]

23 June 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Security Council resolution 1875 (2009) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Disengagement Observer Force]

23 June 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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