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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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Resolution 2191 (2014) [on the humanitarian situation in the Syrian Arab Republic and the establishment of a monitoring mechanism]

17 December 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Agreement between the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on the status of NATO forces and NATO personnel conducting mutually agreed NATO-led activities in Afghanistan

11 December 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution Resolution 2188 (2014) [on the situation in Liberia]

9 December 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2184 (2014) [on acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia]

12 November 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2183 (2014) [on implementation of the Peace Agreement on Bosnia and Herzegovina]

11 November 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2182 (2014) [on the renewal of the provisions of para. 2 of resolution 2142 (2014) until 30 Oct. 2015 concerning the arms embargo on Somalia and on extension of the manadate of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until 30 Nov. 2015]

24 October 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2181 (2014) [on extension of the authorization of the European Union operation contained in para. 44 of resolution 2134 (2014) until 15 Mar. 2015]

21 October 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2180 (2014) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) until 15 Oct. 2015]

14 October 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2179 (2014) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) until 28 Feb. 2015]

14 October 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 2178 (2014) [on foreign terrorist fighters]

24 September 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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