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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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Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7585th meeting, 16 December 2015, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Maintenance of international peace and security"]

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

Security Council resolution 2252 (2015) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) until 31 July 2016]

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

Security Council resolution 2251 (2015) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) until 15 May 2016]

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Security Council resolutions 2139 (2014), 2165 (2014) and 2191 (2014)

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

Thirty-seventh progress report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire

8 December 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 29 August to 18 November 2015

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Central Africa and the activities of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa

30 November 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in the Central African Republic

30 November 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7567th meeting, 25 November 2015, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Maintenance of international peace and security"]

25 November 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7568th meeting, 25 November 2015, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Protection of civilians in armed conflict"]

25 November 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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