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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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Children and armed conflict: report of the Secretary-General

15 May 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Security Council mission to Yemen, 27 January 2013

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

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6922nd meeting, 15 Feb. 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East"]

15 February 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Security Council resolution 2051 (2012) [on the situation in Yemen]

12 June 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6744th meeting, 29 Mar. 2012, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East"]

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

Security Council resolution 2014 (2011) [on the situation in Yemen]

21 October 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1998 (2011) [on children and armed conflict]

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

Statement by the President of the Security Council: Threats to International Peace and Security Caused by Terrorist Acts

9 July 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Letter Dated 23 May 2006 from the Chairman of the Security Council Committee Established Pursuant to Resolution 1373 (2001) Concerning Counter-terrorism Addressed to the President of the Security Council

25 May 2006 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Letter Dated 15 November 2004 from the Chairman of the Security Council Committee Established Pursuant to Resolution 1373 (2001) Concerning Counter-terrorism Addressed to the President of the Security Council

19 November 2004 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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