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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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Security Council resolution 1133 (1997) [Western Sahara]

20 October 1997 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1108 (1997) [Western Sahara]

22 May 1997 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1084 (1996) [On the situation concerning Western Sahara]

27 November 1996 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1042 (1996) [On extension of the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara]

31 January 1996 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1033 (1995) [On referendum for the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara]

19 December 1995 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1017 (1995) [Western Sahara]

22 September 1995 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1002 (1995) [Western Sahara]

30 June 1995 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 995 (1995) [Western Sahara]

26 May 1995 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 973 (1995) [Western Sahara]

13 January 1995 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 956 (1994) [Termination of the status of Palau as a Trust Territory]

10 November 1994 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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