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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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Status of internally displaced persons and refugees from Abkhazia, Georgia, and the Tskhinvali region/South Ossetia, Georgia : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

23 August 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2113 (2013) [on extension of the mandate of AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) until 31 Aug. 2014]

30 July 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2114 (2013) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) until 31 Jan. 2014]

30 July 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2112 (2013) [on extension of the mandate of UN Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI) until 30 June 2014]

30 July 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council Resolution 2110 (2013) on the situation in Iraq

24 July 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2111 (2013) [on extension of the mandate of the Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea until 25 Nov. 2014]

24 July 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2109 (2013) [on the situation in Sudan and the Republic of South Sudan]

11 July 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2107 (2013) [on the situation between Iraq and Kuwait]

27 June 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2108 (2013) [on renewal of the mandate of the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) until 31 Dec. 2013]

27 June 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2106 (2013) [on sexual violence in armed conflict]

24 June 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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