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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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Report of the Secretary-General on the progress made with regard to the stabilization of and restoration of constitutional order in Guinea-Bissau

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

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6755th meeting, 21 Apr. 2012, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Guinea-Bissau"]

21 April 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 5960th meeting, 19 Aug. 2008, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Peace and security in Africa"]

19 August 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Report of the Security Council Mission to Burundi on 13 and 14 August 1994 : letter of transmittal : letter dated 7 September 1994 from the members of the Security Council Mission to Burundi addressed to the President of the Security Council.

9 September 1994 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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