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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 2241 (2015) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 15 Dec. 2015]

9 October 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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

7 October 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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

28 September 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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

25 September 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations and conflict prevention: a collective recommitment

25 September 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Mali

22 September 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2239 (2015) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) until 30 Sept. 2016]

17 September 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on women and peace and security

16 September 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on Abyei

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

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

10 September 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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