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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 by the President of the Security Council [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 5921st meeting, 23 June 2008, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Peace and security in Africa"]

23 June 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Letter Dated 15 April 2003 from the Chairman of the Security Council Committee Established Pursuant to Resolution 1373 (2001) Concerning Counter-terrorism Addressed to the President of the Security Council

28 April 2003 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Resolution 477 (1980) Adopted by the Security Council at its 2244th meeting, on 30 July 1980

30 July 1980 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 448 (1979) Adopted by the Security Council at its 2143rd meeting, on 30 April 1979

30 April 1979 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 415 (1977) adopted by the Security Council at its 2034th meeting,on 29 September 1977

29 September 1977 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 333 (1973) of 22 May 1973

22 May 1973 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 320 (1972) of 29 September 1972

29 September 1972 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 318 (1972) of 28 July 1972

28 July 1972 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 314 (1972) of 28 February 1972

28 February 1972 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 288 (1970) of 17 November 1970

17 November 1970 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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