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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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Identical letters dated 16 March 2014 from the Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General and the President of the Security Council

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force for the period from 20 November 2014 to 3 March 2015

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force for the period from 4 September to 19 November 2014

1 December 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 1773 (2007) [Middle East]

24 August 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the Implementation of Security Council Resolution 1701 (2006)

28 June 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 340 (1973) [UN Emergency Force for Middle East]

25 October 1973 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 317 (1972) [Middle East]

21 July 1972 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 251 (1968) [Middle East]

2 May 1968 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 250 (1968) [Middle East]

27 April 1968 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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