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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 United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo

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

Report of the Secretary-General pursuant to resolution 2299 (2016)

25 October 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Twenty-fourth semi-annual report of the Secretary-General to the Security Council on the implementation of Security Council resolution 1559 (2004)

21 October 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Implementation of Security Council resolutions 2139 (2014), 2165 (2014), 2191 (2014) and 2258 (2015)

18 October 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Abyei

12 October 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation with respect to piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia

7 October 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2312 (2016) [on renewal for 12 months of the authorizations as set out in paragraphs 7, 8, 9 and 10 of resolution 2240 (2015) concerning migrant smuggling and human trafficking into, through and from the Libyan territory and off the coast of Libya]

6 October 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery, including its Causes and Consequences : resolution / adopted by the Human Rights Council on 29 September 2016

5 October 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Region

4 October 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Colombia (September 2011-June 2016)

4 October 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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