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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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Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7090th meeting, 18 Dec. 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Peace and security in Africa"]

18 December 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7083rd meeting, 16 Dec. 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Libya"]

16 December 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7074th meeting, 9 Dec. 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Guinea-Bissau"]

9 December 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7066th meeting, 25 Nov. 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Central African region"]

25 November 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7058th meeting, 14 November 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo"]

14 November 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7050th meeting, 28 Oct. 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Cooperation between the United Nations and regional and subregional organizations in maintaining international peace and security"]

28 October 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7039th meeting, 2 Oct. 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East"]

2 October 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7022nd meeting, 23 Aug. 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Reports of the Secretary-General on the Sudan"]

23 August 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7016th meeting, 14 August 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Peace consolidation in West Africa"]

14 August 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7015th meeting, 6 August 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Cooperation between the United Nations and regional and subregional organizations in maintaining international peace and security"]

6 August 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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