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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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Identical letters dated 16 March 2014 from the Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General and the President of the Security Council

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

Resolution 2192 (2014) [on the situation in the Middle East]

18 December 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Security Council resolution 1701 (2006)

26 June 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Sixteenth report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Security Council resolution 1701 (2006)

1 July 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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