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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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Special report of the Secretary-General on the review of the mandate of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan

10 November 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

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

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

Security Council resolution 2268 (2016) [on the situation in the Middle East (Syria)]

26 February 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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

28 September 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Electoral Observation Mission in Burundi

7 July 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Afghanistan

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

Security Council resolution 2139 (2014) [on the Middle East]

22 February 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6746th meeting, 5 Apr. 2012, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East"]

5 April 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Letter dated 18 July 2011 from the Chairman of the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009) concerning Somalia and Eritrea addressed to the President of the Security Council

18 July 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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