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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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Sixth report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Integrated Office in Sierra Leone

29 April 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 1389 (2002) [on the situation in Sierra Leone]

16 January 2002 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1181 (1998) [The situation concerning Sierra Leone]

13 July 1998 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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