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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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Self-determination of French Polynesia : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

23 August 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2099 (2013) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) until 30 Apr. 2014]

25 April 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Question of Tokelau : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

14 January 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Fifteenth semi-annual report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Security Council resolution 1559 (2004)

20 April 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Committee on the Admission of New Members concerning the application of Palestine for admission to membership in the United Nations

11 November 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 1999 (2011) [on admission of the Republic of South Sudan to membership in the United Nations]

13 July 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo

3 May 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Thirteenth semi-annual report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Security Council resolution 1559 (2004)

19 April 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Annual Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation concerning Western Sahara

1 April 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation concerning Western Sahara

13 April 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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