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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 Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo

3 November 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo

3 May 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Security Council Mission on the Kosovo Issue

4 May 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Mission Reports

Letter dated 26 March 2007 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council : report of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on Kosovo's future status

26 March 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement by the President of the Security Council [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 5290th meeting, 24 Oct. 2005, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Security Council's resolutions 1160 (1998), 1199 (1998), 1203 (1998), 1239 (1999) and 1244 (1999)"]

24 October 2005 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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