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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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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

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Office in Burundi

31 July 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on South Sudan

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Abyei

23 July 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014)

23 July 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur

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

Third report of the Secretary-General submitted pursuant to paragraph 6 of resolution 2110 (2013)

11 July 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations operation in Cyprus

9 July 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Letter dated 3 July 2014 from the Permanent Representative of Rwanda to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General

9 July 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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