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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: 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:
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Report of the Secretary-General on the request of Nepal for United Nations assistance in support of its peace process

10 July 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 1740 (2007) [on establishment of the UN Political Mission in Nepal (UNMIN)]

23 January 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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