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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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Security Council resolution 1067 (1996) [On the conclusion of the ICAO report on the shooting down of two civilian aircraft by Cuban Air Force]

26 July 1996 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 628 (1989) [Angola]

16 January 1989 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 626 (1988) [Angola]

20 December 1988 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 144 (1960) [Complaint by Cuba]

19 July 1960 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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