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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 2196 (2015) [on the situation in the Central African Republic]

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

Security Council resolution 2195 (2014) [on preventing and combating terrorism, including terrorism benefitting from transnational organized crime]

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

Resolution 2192 (2014) [on the situation in the Middle East]

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

Security Council resolution 2193 (2014) [on extension of the terms of office of permanent and ad litem judges at the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) until 31 Dec. 2015]

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

Security Council resolution 2194 (2014) [on extension of the terms of office of permanent judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)]

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

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

Security Council resolution 2190 (2014) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) until 30 Sept. 2015]

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

Security Council resolution 2189 (2014) [on the situation in Afghanistan]

12 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 2187 (2014) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 30 May 2015]

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

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