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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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Peaceful settlement of the question of Palestine : report of the Secretary-General

12 September 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 1860 (2009) [on a durable and fully repected ceasefire and the full withdrawal of Israeli forces from the Gaza Strip]

8 January 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1850 (2008) [on the implementation of the Quartet Performance-based Road Map to a Permanent Two-State Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict]

16 December 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Twenty-fourth Report of the Secretary-General Pursuant to Paragraph 14 of Resolution 1284 (1999)

31 May 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Letter dated 2006/04/18 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council: Third semi-annual report of the Secretary-General to the Security Council on the implementation of resolution 1559 (2004)

16 April 2006 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 1544 (2004) [on the situation in the territory occupied by Israel]

19 May 2004 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Statement by the President of the Security Council [on "The situation between Iraq and Kuwait"]

20 November 2003 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Security Council resolution 1365 (2001) [on the situation in the Middle East]

31 July 2001 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1355 (2001) [on the situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo]

15 June 2001 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1341 (2001) [on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo]

22 February 2001 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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