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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: Bolivia (2018), Egypt (2017), Ethiopia (2018), Italy (2018), Japan (2017), Kazakhstan (2018), Senegal (2017), Sweden (2018), Ukraine (2017), Uruguay (2017)) 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 18 March 2009 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council: Report of the Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide on his mission to the Great Lakes region from 22 November to 5 December 2008 with respect to the situation in North Kivu

19 March 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Mission Reports

Security Council resolution 615 (1988) [South Africa]

17 June 1988 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 581 (1986) [South Africa]

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

Security Council resolution 569 (1985) [South Africa]

26 July 1985 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 568 (1985) [Botswana-South Africa]

21 June 1985 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 566 (1985) [Namibia]

19 June 1985 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 560 (1985) [South Africa]

12 March 1985 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 556 (1984) [South Africa]

23 October 1984 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 554 (1984) [South Africa]

17 August 1984 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 473 (1980) [South Africa]

13 June 1980 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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