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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 2178 (2014) [on threats to international peace and security caused by foreign terrorist fighters]

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

Security Council resolution 2177 (2014) [on the outbreak of the Ebola virus in, and its impact on, West Africa]

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

Security Council resolution 2176 (2014) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) until 31 Dec. 2014]

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

Security Council resolution 2175 (2014) [on the protection of humanitarian personnel and UN and associated personnel in armed conflict]

29 August 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2174 (2014) [on the situation in Libya]

27 August 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2173 (2014) [on extension of the mandate of the AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) until 30 June 2015)]

27 August 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2172 (2014) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) until 31 Aug. 2015]

26 August 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2171 (2014) [on the prevention of armed conflicts]

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

Security Council resolution 2170 (2014) [on threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts by Al-Qaida]

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

Security Council resolution 2168 (2014) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) until 31 Jan. 2015]

30 July 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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