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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: 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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Letter dated 6 March 2015 from the Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General : Concept note for the Security Council open debate on children and armed conflict: child victims of non-State armed groups, 25 March 2015

6 March 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force for the period from 29 May to 3 September 2014

12 September 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Children and armed conflict: report of the Secretary-General

15 May 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (for the Period from 10 June 2006 to 1 December 2006)

3 December 2006 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

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