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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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Identical letters dated 22 February 2015 from the Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General and the President of the Security Council

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

Letter dated 6 March 2015 from the Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General : Concept note for the Security Council open debate on children and armed conflict: child victims of non-State armed groups, 25 March 2015

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

Letter dated 6 March 2015 from the Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General : Concept note for the Security Council open debate on children and armed conflict: child victims of non-State armed groups, 25 March 2015

6 March 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Security Council resolution 2209 (2015) [on the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic]

6 March 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2208 (2015) [on exention of the mandate of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) until 31 March 2015]

5 March 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Letter dated 2 March 2015 from the Permanent Representative of Uzbekistan to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General : Increasing the political and legal culture of the population of Uzbekistan

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

Security Council resolution 2207 (2015) [on extension of the mandate of the Panel of Experts Established pursuant to Security Council Resolution 1874 (2009) concerning the Democratic People's Republic of Korea until 5 Apr. 2016]

4 March 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2206 (2015) [on sanctions compliance and the situation in South Sudan]

3 March 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2205 (2015) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) until 15 July 2015]

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the African Union United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur

26 February 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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