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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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Preventive diplomacy: Delivering results

26 August 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Civilian capacity in the aftermath of conflict : report of the Secretary-General

19 August 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

The role of regional and subregional arrangements in implementing the responsibility to protect : report of the Secretary-General

28 June 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Small arms : report of the Secretary-General

5 April 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Review of the 10-year capacity-building programme for the African Union : report of the Secretary-General

2 February 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the protection of civilians in armed conflict

11 November 2010 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Letter dated 18 September 2009 from the Permanent Representative of Viet Nam to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General : responding to the needs of women and girls in post-conflict situations for sustainable peace and security : concept paper

24 September 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Women and peace and security : report of the Secretary-General

16 September 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Secretary-General pursuant to Security Council resolution 1820

15 July 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the protection of civilians in armed conflict

29 May 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

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