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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 2318 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) until 15 May 2017]

15 November 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7717th meeting, 15 June 2016, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Women and peace and security"]

15 June 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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

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

Report of the Secretary-General on conflict-related sexual violence

20 April 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Violence against women, its causes and consequences

1 October 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Conflict-related sexual violence : report of the Secretary-General

13 March 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Security Council resolution 2106 (2013) [on sexual violence in armed conflict]

24 June 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6852nd meeting, 31 Oct. 2012, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Women and peace and security"]

31 October 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6722nd meeting, 23 Feb. 2012, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Women and peace and security"]

23 February 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Security Council resolution 1983 (2011) [on impacts of HIV/AIDS epidemic in conflict and post-conflict situations]

7 June 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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