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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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Security Council resolution 2038 (2012) [on appointment of Hassan Bubacar Jallow as Prosecutor of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals with effect from 1 Mar. 2012 for a term of 4 years]

29 February 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2037 (2012) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) until 31 Dec. 2012]

23 February 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2034 (2012) [on the date of election to fill a vacancy in the International Court of Justice]

19 January 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 2032 (2011) / adopted by the Security Council at its 6699th meeting, on 22 December 2011

17 January 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 2030 (2011) / adopted by the Security Council at its 6695th meeting, on 21 December 2011

21 December 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 2028 (2011) / adopted by the Security Council at its 6693rd meeting, on 21 December 2011

21 December 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 2029 (2011) / adopted by the Security Council at its 6694th meeting, on 21 December 2011

21 December 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 2031 (2011) / adopted by the Security Council at its 6696th meeting, on 21 December 2011

21 December 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 2027 (2011) / adopted by the Security Council at its 6691st meeting, on 20 December 2011

20 December 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 2026 (2011) / adopted by the Security Council at its 6685th meeting, on 14 December 2011

14 December 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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