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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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Resolution 1941 (2010) / adopted by the Security Council at its 6392nd meeting, on 29 September 2010

29 September 2010 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Fourth Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Integrated Office in Sierra Leone

7 May 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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