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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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Letter dated 26 August 2014 from the Permanent Representative of Libya to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council

27 August 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Support Mission in Libya

1 March 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2017 (2011) [on measures to prevent the proliferation of all arms and related materiel of all types in Libya]

31 October 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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