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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 implementation of Security Council resolution 1701 (2006)

26 February 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7225th meeting, 28 July 2014, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question"]

28 July 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force for the period from 1 April to 30 June 2013

12 June 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Peaceful settlement of the question of Palestine : report of the Secretary-General

12 September 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Committee on the Admission of New Members concerning the application of Palestine for admission to membership in the United Nations

11 November 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2004 (2011) [on the extension of the mandate of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) until 31 Aug. 2012]

30 August 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Statement by the President of the Security Council [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6123rd meeting, 11 May 2009, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question"]

11 May 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Security Council resolution 1860 (2009) [on a durable and fully repected ceasefire and the full withdrawal of Israeli forces from the Gaza Strip]

8 January 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1850 (2008) [on the implementation of the Quartet Performance-based Road Map to a Permanent Two-State Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict]

16 December 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Statement by the President of the Security Council: The Situation in the Middle East

12 December 2006 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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