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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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Letter dated 2 March 2015 from the Permanent Representative of Uzbekistan to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General : Increasing the political and legal culture of the population of Uzbekistan

5 March 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

20 March 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Security Council resolution 2043 (2012)

6 July 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2031 (2011) [Central African Republic]

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

Statement by the President of the Security Council [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6207th meeting, 28 October 2009, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Peace consolidation in West Africa"]

28 October 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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