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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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Thirty-sixth progress report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire

7 May 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Letter dated 6 May 2015 from the Permanent Representative of Burundi to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council

6 May 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Third report of the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 6 of resolution 2169 (2014)

1 May 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Abyei

29 April 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on South Sudan (covering the period from 11 February to 13 April 2015)

29 April 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Letter dated 23 April 2015 from the Permanent Representative of Burundi to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council

23 April 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Letter dated 22 April 2015 from the Permanent Representative of Libya to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General

22 April 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Implementation of Security Council resolutions 2139 (2014), 2165 (2014) and 2191 (2014) : report of the Secretary-General

17 April 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation concerning Western Sahara

10 April 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Letter dated 6 April 2015 from the Permanent Representative of Yemen to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council

7 April 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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