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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: 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 2087 (2013) [on condemning the missile launch of 12 Dec. 2012 by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea]

22 January 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2086 (2013) [on highlighting the role of multidimensional peacekeeping missions]

21 January 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Question of Tokelau : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

14 January 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2085 (2012) [on authorization of the deployment of an African-led International Support Mission in Mali (AFISMA) for an initial period of one year]

20 December 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2084 (2012) [on renewal of the mandate of the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) until 30 June 2013]

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

Security Council resolution 2081 (2012) [on extension of the terms of office of judges of the International International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia ("the International Tribunal")]

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

Security Council resolution 2082 (2012) [on implementation of measures to implement sanctions list concerning Individuals and Entities and Other Groups and Undertakings associated with the Taliban]

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

Security Council resolution 2083 (2012) [on extension of the mandate of the Office of the Ombudsperson and the implementation of measures relating to the Al-Qaida sanctions list]

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

Security Council resolution 2080 (2012) [on extension of the terms of office of judges of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)]

12 December 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2079 (2012) [on the situation in Liberia]

12 December 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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