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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 Security Council Mission to Africa (Ethiopia, the Sudan and Kenya), 19 to 26 May 2011

8 April 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on specialized anti-piracy courts in Somalia and other States in the region

20 January 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement by the President of the Security Council [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 5831st meeting, 6 Feb. 2008, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Peace and security in Africa"]

6 January 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Letter Dated 4 March 2004 from the Chairman of the Security Council Committee Established Pursuant to Resolution 1373 (2001) Concerning Counter-terrorism Addressed to the President of the Security Council

10 March 2004 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Letter Dated 25 March 2003 from the Chairman of the Security Council Committee Established Pursuant to Resolution 1373 (2001) Concerning Counter-terrorism Addressed to the President of the Security Council

31 March 2003 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 1450 (2002) on the threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts

13 December 2002 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Letter Dated 29 July 2002 from the Chairman of the Security Council Committee Established Pursuant to Resolution 1373 (2001) Concerning Counter-terrorism Addressed to the President of the Security Council

31 July 2002 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Acts of international terrorism Resolution 1189 (1998) Adopted by the Security Council at its 3915th meeting, on 13 August 1998

13 August 1998 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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