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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 7559th meeting, 16 November 2015, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991; International Criminal Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Genocide and Other Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of Rwanda and Rwandan Citizens Responsible for Genocide and Other Such Violations Committed in the Territory of Neighbouring States between 1 January 1994 and 31 December 1994"]

16 November 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Security Council resolution 2109 (2013) [on the situation in Sudan and the Republic of South Sudan]

11 July 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2109 (2013) [on the situation in Sudan and the Republic of South Sudan]

11 July 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2054 (2012) [on extension of the terms of office of judges of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)]

29 June 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2038 (2012) [on appointment of Hassan Bubacar Jallow as Prosecutor of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals with effect from 1 Mar. 2012 for a term of 4 years]

29 February 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2034 (2012) [on the date of election to fill a vacancy in the International Court of Justice]

19 January 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2029 (2011) [International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)]

21 December 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2013 (2011) [on decision for Judge Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov to work part-time at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda]

14 October 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1966 (2010) [on the establishment of the Inernational Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals with two branches]

22 December 2010 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1955 (2010) [on authorization of the judges to complete cases notwithstanding the expiry of their term of office at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)]

14 December 2010 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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