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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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Security Council resolution 2241 (2015) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 15 Dec. 2015]

9 October 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation concerning Western Sahara

6 April 2010 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 1861 (2009) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT)]

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

Security Council resolution 1405 (2002) [on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question]

19 April 2002 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1400 (2002) [Sierra Leone]

28 March 2002 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1286 (2000) [Burundi]

19 January 2000 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1208 (1998) [on the maintenance of the security and civilian and humanitarian character of refugee camps and settlements in Africa]

19 November 1998 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1204 (1998) [Western Sahara]

30 October 1998 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 997 (1995) [UN Assistance Mission for Rwanda]

9 June 1995 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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

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

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