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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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Security Council resolution 2229 (2015) [on on renewal of the mandate of the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) until 31 Dec. 2015]

29 June 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Identical letters dated 16 June 2015 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

17 June 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Letter dated 14 June 2015 from the Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council

15 June 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force for the period from 3 March to 28 May 2015

3 June 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Implementation of Security Council resolutions 2139 (2014), 2165 (2014) and 2191 (2014)

22 May 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7433rd meeting, 24 April 2015, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East"]

24 April 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Implementation of Security Council resolutions 2139 (2014), 2165 (2014) and 2191 (2014) : report of the Secretary-General

17 April 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Letter dated 24 March 2015 from the Chargé d'affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Luxembourg to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council

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

Implementation of Security Council resolutions 2139 (2014), 2165 (2014) and 2191 (2014)

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

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7409th meeting, 19 March 2015, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East"]

19 March 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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