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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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Letter dated 14 June 2015 from the Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council

15 June 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Letter dated 11 June 2015 from the Permanent Representative of Burundi to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council

15 June 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7461st meeting, 11 June 2015, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Central African region"]

11 June 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Mali

11 June 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2224 (2015) [on extension of the mandate of the Panel of Experts Established pursuant to Resolution 1929 (2010) concerning the Islamic Republic of Iran until 9 July 2016]

9 June 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Letter dated 4 June 2015 from the Chargé d'affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Burundi to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council

4 June 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Letter dated 15 May 2015 from the Chargé d'affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of the Central African Republic to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council

4 June 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force for the period from 3 March to 28 May 2015

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

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7453rd meeting, 29 May 2015, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts"]

29 May 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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

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