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

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

Security Council resolution 2272 (2016) [on sexual exploitation and abuse by United Nations peacekeepers]

11 March 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2166 (2014) [on the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on 17 July in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine]

21 July 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2109 (2013) [on the situation in Sudan and the Republic of South Sudan]

11 July 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2109 (2013) [on the situation in Sudan and the Republic of South Sudan]

11 July 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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