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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: 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 183 (1963) [Territories under Portuguese administration]

11 December 1963 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 180 (1963) [Territories under Portuguese administration]

31 July 1963 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 122 (1957) [The India-Pakistan Question]

24 January 1957 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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