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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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Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7799th meeting, 1 November 2016, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East"]

1 November 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Twenty-fourth semi-annual report of the Secretary-General to the Security Council on the implementation of Security Council resolution 1559 (2004)

21 October 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Colombia (September 2011-June 2016)

4 October 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Mali

29 September 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2307 (2016) [on the size, operational aspects and mandate of the UN Mission in Colombia]

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

Report of the Secretary-General to the Security Council on the United Nations Mission in Colombia

18 August 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country 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 United Nations Support Mission in Libya

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo

29 April 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2283 (2016) [on lifting of sanctions measures against Côte d'Ivoire]

28 April 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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