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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 2264 (2016) [on number of military, police and correction personnel for the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA)]

9 February 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Letter dated 29 January 2015 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council

3 February 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad

12 September 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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