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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: 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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Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict : Conclusions on children and armed conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic

26 November 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Letter dated 24 November 2014 from the Chargé d'affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council

25 November 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Security Council resolutions and 2165 (2014)

21 November 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on South Sudan

18 November 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Abyei

30 September 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on Somalia

25 September 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Implementation of Security Council resolutions 2139 (2014) and 2165 (2014) : report of the Secretary-General

24 September 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Mali

22 September 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Letter dated 11 September 2014 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council

12 September 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Implementation of Security Council resolutions 2139 (2014) and 2165 (2014)

21 August 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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