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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 7559th meeting, 16 November 2015, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991; International Criminal Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Genocide and Other Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of Rwanda and Rwandan Citizens Responsible for Genocide and Other Such Violations Committed in the Territory of Neighbouring States between 1 January 1994 and 31 December 1994"]

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Abyei

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

Progress towards the United Nations Integrated Strategy for the Sahel

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

Security Council resolution 2248 (2015) [on situtation in Burundi]

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

Security Council resolution 2247 (2015) [on renewal of the authorization of the European Union-led Multinational Stabilization Force (EUFOR ALTHEA) in Bosnia and Herzegovina for a further period of 12 months]

10 November 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2246 (2015) [on piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia]

10 November 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2245 (2015) [on Somalia]

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

Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Iraq

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Security Council resolution 1701 (2006)

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

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