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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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Identical letters dated 14 November 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

17 November 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country News

Letter dated 10 November 2014 from the Permanent Representative of the Sudan to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council

11 November 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country News

Security Council Press Statement on Mali

10 January 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country News

The situation in Afghanistan and its implication for international peace and security : report of the Secretary-General

20 June 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country News

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