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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 1769 (2007) [on establishment of AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID)]

31 July 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 1755 (2007) Reports of the Secretary-General on the Sudan

30 April 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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