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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), Chad (2015), Chile (2015), Jordan (2015), Lithuania (2015), Malaysia (2016), New Zealand (2016), Nigeria (2015), Spain (2016), 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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Resolution 671 (1990) Adopted by the Security Council at its 2944th meeting, on 27 September 1990

27 September 1990 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council Resolution S/RES/651 (1990) Resolution 651 (1990) Adopted by the Security Council at its 2916th meeting, on 29 March 1990

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

Security Council Resolution S/RES/642 (1989) Resolution 642 (1989) Adopted by the Security Council at its 2885rd meeting, on 29 September 1989

29 September 1989 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the mission dispatched by the Secretary-General on the situation of prisoners of war in the Islamic Republic of Iran and Iraq : note / by the Secretary-General

24 August 1988 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Resolution 619 (1988) Adopted by the Security Council at its 2824th meeting, on 9 August 1988

9 August 1988 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 612 (1988) Adopted by the Security Council at its 2812th meeting, on 9 May 1988

9 May 1988 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 598 (1987) Adopted by the Security Council at its 2750th meeting, on 20 July 1987

20 July 1987 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 588 (1986) Adopted by the Security Council at its 2713th meeting, on 8 October 1986

8 October 1986 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 582 (1986) Adopted by the Security Council at its 2666th meeting, on 24 February 1986

24 February 1986 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Prisoners of war in Iran and Iraq : the report of a mission dispatched by the Secretary-General, January 1985

22 February 1985 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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