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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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Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7650th meeting, 17 March 2016, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Reports of the Secretary-General on the Sudan and South Sudan"]

17 March 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Letter dated 16 March 2015 from the Permanent Representative of Qatar to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council

16 March 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7066th meeting, 25 Nov. 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Central African region"]

25 November 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Security Council resolution 2106 (2013) [on sexual violence in armed conflict]

24 June 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2074 (2012) [on the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina]

14 November 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6844th meeting, 9 Oct. 2012, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Sierra Leone"]

9 October 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Security Council resolution 2053 (2012) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) until 30 June 2013]

27 June 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2019(2011) [on authorization to establish for a further period of 12 months a multinational stabilization force (EUFOR) in Bosnia and Herzegovina as a legal successor to stabilization force (SFOR)]

16 November 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1966 (2010) [on the establishment of the Inernational Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals with two branches]

22 December 2010 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1955 (2010) [on authorization of the judges to complete cases notwithstanding the expiry of their term of office at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)]

14 December 2010 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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