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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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Second report of the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 6 of resolution 2061 (2012)

12 March 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Third report of the Secretary-General on security in the Rwandese refugee camps

14 April 1995 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Second Report of the Secretary-General on Security in the Rwandese Refugee Camps

25 January 1995 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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