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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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Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Mission in South Sudan

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

The situation in Afghanistan and its implications for international peace and security : report of the Secretary-General

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the restoration of constitutional order in Guinea-Bissau

28 February 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Special report of the Secretary-General on the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Great Lakes region

27 February 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Support Mission in Libya

21 February 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo

4 February 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on Somalia

31 January 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Abyei

25 January 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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

18 January 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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