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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 7755th meeting, 19 August 2016, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Somalia"]

19 August 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

28 June 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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

23 June 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

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

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

Security Council resolution 2279 (2016) [on situation in Burundi]

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

Security Council resolution 2277 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) until 31 Mar. 2017]

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

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 United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti

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

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

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7552nd meeting, 9 November 2015, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo"]

9 November 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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