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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: 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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Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Central Africa and the activities of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa

25 May 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

Note by the President of the Security Council [contains addendum to the final report of the Monitoring Mechanism on Sanctions against UNITA]

18 April 2001 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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