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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 1516 (2003) [on the bomb attacks in Istanbul, Turkey, on 15 and 20 November 2003]

20 November 2003 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 986 (1995) [Iraq]

14 April 1995 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 939 (1994) [Cyprus]

29 July 1994 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 889 (1993) [Cyprus]

15 December 1993 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 789 (1992) [Cyprus]

25 November 1992 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 774 (1992) [Cyprus]

26 August 1992 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 750 (1992) [Cyprus]

10 April 1992 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 716 (1991) [Cyprus]

11 October 1991 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 649 (1990) [Cyprus]

12 March 1990 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 550 (1984) [Cyprus]

11 May 1984 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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