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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 1860 (2009) [on a durable and fully repected ceasefire and the full withdrawal of Israeli forces from the Gaza Strip]

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

Security Council resolution 1397 (2002) [on the situation on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question]

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

Security Council resolution 681 (1990) [Territories occupied by Israel]

20 December 1990 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 641 (1989) [Territories occupied by Israel]

30 August 1989 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 605 (1987) [Territories occupied by Israel]

22 December 1987 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 592 (1986) [Territories occupied by Israel]

8 December 1986 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 518 (1982) [Israel-Lebanon]

12 August 1982 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 471 (1980) [Territories occupied by Israel]

5 June 1980 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 465 (1980) [Territories occupied by Israel]

1 March 1980 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 452 (1979) [Territories occupied by Israel]

20 July 1979 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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