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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 2292 (2016) [on the situation in Libya]

14 June 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2291 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) until 15 December 2016]

13 June 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Special report of the Secretary-General and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on the African Union United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur

8 June 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force for the period from 1 March to 20 May 2016

8 June 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2290 (2016) [on the extension the the mandate of the Panel of Experts until 1 July 2017]

31 May 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the threat posed by ISIL (Da'esh) to international peace and security and the range of United Nations efforts in support of Member States in countering the threat

31 May 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Mali

31 May 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the protection of civilians in armed conflict

30 May 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Security Council resolution 2288 (2016) [on termination of measures on arms imposed by resolution 1521 (2003) and on dissolution of the Security Council Committee and the Panel of Experts on Liberia]

25 May 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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

25 May 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

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