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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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Security Council resolution 2222 (2015) [on protection of journalists and the issue of impunity]

27 May 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2221 (2015) [on the extension of the manadate of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) until 7 August 2015]

26 May 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2220 (2015) [on small arms and light weapons]

22 May 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2217 (2015) [on the extension of the the mandate of UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) until 30 April 2016]

28 April 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2218 (2015) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) until until 30 Apr. 2016]

28 April 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2219 (2015) [on modification and renewal of sanctions against Côte d'Ivoire until 30 Apr. 2016 and on extension of the mandate of the UN Group of Experts until 30 May 2016]

28 April 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2216 (2015) [on cessation of violence in Yemen and the reinforcement of sanctions imposed by resolution 2104 (2014)]

14 April 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2215 (2015) [on the drawdown of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL)]

2 April 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2213 (2015) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) until 15 Sept. 2015]

27 March 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2214 (2015) [on threats to peace and security caused by terrorist acts by Al-Qaida and associated groups operating in Libya]

27 March 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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