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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: Angola (2016), Egypt (2017), Japan (2017), Malaysia (2016), New Zealand (2016), Senegal (2017), Spain (2016), Ukraine (2017), Uruguay (2017), 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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Security Council resolution 2150 (2014) [on prevention and fight against genocide and other serious crimes under international law]

16 April 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General pursuant to Security Council resolution 1820

15 July 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

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 1820 (2008) [on acts of sexual violence against civilians in armed conflicts]

19 June 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 1717 (2006) International Criminal Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Genocide and Other Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of Rwanda and Rwandan Citizens Responsible for Genocide and Other Such Violations Committed in the Territory of Neighbouring States between 1 January and 31 December 1994

13 October 2006 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 1705 (2006) International Criminal Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Genocide and Other Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of Rwanda and Rwandan Citizens Responsible for Genocide and Other Such Violations Committed in the Territory of Neighbouring States between 1 January and 31 December 1994

29 August 2006 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 1684 (2006) International Criminal Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Genocide and Other Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of Rwanda and Rwandan Citizens Responsible for Genocide and Other Such Violations Committed in the Territory of Neighbouring States between 1 January and 31 December 1994

13 June 2006 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Genocide in Rwanda

27 July 2004 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Genocide and Other Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of Rwanda

14 September 2001 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement by the President of the Security Council [on "Letter dated 29 June 1998 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/1998/581); Letter dated 25 June 1998 from the Permanent Representative of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General (S/1998/582); Letter dated 25 June 1998 from the Permanent Representative of Rwanda to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General (S/1998/583)"]

13 July 1998 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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