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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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Security Council resolution 1773 (2007) [Middle East]

24 August 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1398 (2002) [on the situation between Eritrea and Ethiopia]

15 March 2002 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1369 (2001) [on the situation between Eritrea and Ethiopia]

14 September 2001 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1193 (1998) [Afghanistan]

28 August 1998 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1056 (1996) [On extension of the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara]

29 May 1996 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1055 (1996) [On extension of the mandate of the UN Angola Verification Mission III and efforts to advance the peace process in Angola]

8 May 1996 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1022 (1995) [On suspension of measures related to the situation in the former Yugoslavia]

22 November 1995 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 686 (1991) [Iraq-Kuwait]

2 March 1991 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the mission dispatched by the Secretary-General on the situation of prisoners of war in the Islamic Republic of Iran and Iraq : note / by the Secretary-General

24 August 1988 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Prisoners of war in Iran and Iraq : the report of a mission dispatched by the Secretary-General, January 1985

22 February 1985 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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