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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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Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7676th meeting, 25 April 2016, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East"]

25 April 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Security Council resolution 2266 (2016) [on the situation in Yemen]

24 February 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Identical letters dated 18 May 2015 from the Permanent Representative of Qatar to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General and the President of the Security Council

28 May 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2216 (2015) [on cessation of violence in Yemen and the reinforcement of sanctions imposed by resolution 2104 (2014)]

14 April 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Letter dated 6 April 2015 from the Permanent Representative of Yemen to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council

7 April 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Letter dated 31 March 2015 from the Permanent Representative of Eritrea to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council

2 April 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Letter dated 23 March 2015 from the Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council

24 March 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7411th meeting, 22 March 2015, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East"]

22 March 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Security Council resolution 2204 (2015) [on the situation in Yemen]

24 February 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2201 (2015) [on the situation in Yemen]

15 February 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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