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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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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

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7675th meeting, 25 April 2016, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Peace consolidation in West Africa"]

25 April 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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

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

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation with respect to piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia

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

Report of the Secretary-General on Somalia January 2015

23 January 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2184 (2014) [on acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia]

12 November 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa

26 June 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

Security Council resolution 2158 (2014) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) for 12 months]

29 May 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2125 (2013) [on acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia]

18 November 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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