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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 on Somalia

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the African Union United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur

1 July 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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 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 situation in Mali

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

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7227th meeting, 28 July 2014, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Mali"]

28 July 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Report of the Security Council mission to Mali, 1-3 February 2014

11 March 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Mission Reports

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6922nd meeting, 15 Feb. 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East"]

15 February 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

First report of the Secretary-General pursuant to resolution 2061 (2012)

16 November 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2067 (2012) [on the situation in Somalia]

18 September 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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