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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 strengthening the partnership between the United Nations and the African Union on issues of peace and security in Africa, including the work of the United Nations Office to the African Union

13 September 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

Fourth report of the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 7 of resolution 2233 (2015)

5 July 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the African Union United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur

1 July 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2275 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) until 31 Mar. 2017]

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the African Union United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur

22 March 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Region

9 March 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2252 (2015) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) until 31 July 2016]

15 December 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on South Sudan

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

Report of the Security Council mission to the Central African Republic, Ethiopia and Burundi, including the African Union

30 June 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Third report of the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 6 of resolution 2169 (2014)

1 May 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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