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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 pursuant to resolution 2299 (2016)

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Abyei

12 October 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

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

Report of the Secretary-General on Somalia

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

Security Council resolution 2305 (2016) [on the extension of the mandate of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) until 31 Aug. 2017]

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

Conclusions on children and armed conflict in Iraq

18 August 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2304 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 15 Dec. 2016]

12 August 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2302 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 12 Aug. 2016]

29 July 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2303 (2016) [on the situation in Burundi]

29 July 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2301 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) until 15 Nov. 2017]

26 July 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

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