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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 2265 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Panel of Experts Established pursuant to Security Council Resolution 1591 (2005) until 12 Mar. 2017]

15 February 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Report of the Office of the Ombudsperson pursuant to Security Council resolution 1904 (2009), [for the period from 14 July 2010 to 15 January 2011]

24 January 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

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