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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 United Nations Mission in Liberia

15 November 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2318 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) until 15 May 2017]

15 November 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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 United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo

26 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 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

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

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

Report of the Secretary-General on developments in Guinea-Bissau and the activities of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau

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

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