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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: 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 Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

30 June 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Mission Reports

Report of the Security Council mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Uganda and Ethiopia (including the African Union)

13 May 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Mission Reports

Report of the Security Council mission to the African Union; Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo; and Liberia

11 June 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Mission Reports

Letter dated 18 March 2009 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council: Report of the Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide on his mission to the Great Lakes region from 22 November to 5 December 2008 with respect to the situation in North Kivu

19 March 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Mission Reports

Corrigendum to the Report of the Security Council Mission to Addis Ababa, Khartoum, Accra, Abidjan and Kinshasa, 14 to 21 June 2007

13 July 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Mission Reports

Report of the Security Council Mission to Addis Ababa, Khartoum, Accra, Abidjan and Kinshasa, 14 to 21 June 2007

11 July 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Mission Reports

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