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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), 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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Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7799th meeting, 1 November 2016, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East"]

1 November 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Twenty-fourth semi-annual report of the Secretary-General to the Security Council on the implementation of Security Council resolution 1559 (2004)

21 October 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2266 (2016) [on the situation in Yemen]

24 February 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo

3 November 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2202 (2015) [on the Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements (12 Feb. 2015)]

17 February 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2147 (2014) [on the extension of the Mandate UN Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO)]

28 March 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2138 (2014) [on the situation in Sudan]

13 February 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Self-determination of French Polynesia : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

23 August 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2099 (2013) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) until 30 Apr. 2014]

25 April 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

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