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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 operation in Cyprus

6 January 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7599th meeting, 31 Dec. 2015, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "United Nations peacekeeping operations"]

31 December 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

24 December 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the African Union United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur

24 December 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2255 (2015) [on sanctions concerning individuals and entities and other groups and undertakings associated with the Taliban and the threat international terrorism poses to Afghanistan]

22 December 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa

22 December 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

Security Council resolution 2258 (2015) [on the humanitarian situation in the Syrian Arab Republic and renewal for a period of 12 months of two decisions of Security Council resolution 2165 (2014)]

22 December 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2257 (2015) [on renewal of the mandate of the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) until 30 June 2016]

22 December 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2256 (2015) [on extension of the terms of office of permanent and ad litem judges and of the Prosecutor at the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY)]

22 December 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2254 (2015) [on the situation in the Syrian Arab Republic]

18 December 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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