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

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

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7083rd meeting, 16 Dec. 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Libya"]

16 December 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Security Council resolution 2095 (2013) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) for a period of 12 months]

14 March 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa

29 June 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

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