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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), Egypt (2017), Japan (2017), Malaysia (2016), New Zealand (2016), Senegal (2017), Spain (2016), Ukraine (2017), Uruguay (2017), 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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Fourth report of the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 6 of resolution 2169 (2014)

13 July 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Letter dated 12 January 2015 from the Chair of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1533 (2004) concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo addressed to the President of the Security Council

12 January 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Accordance with Paragraph 10 of Security Council Resolution 1533 (2004)

15 July 2004 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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