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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 implementation of Security Council resolution 2231 (2015)

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

Security Council resolution 2293 (2016) [on renewal of measures on arms embargo against the Democratic Republic of the Congo imposed by resolution 1807 (2008) and extension of the mandate of the Group of Experts Established pursuant to Resolution 1533 (2004) until 1 Aug. 2017]

23 June 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2292 (2016) [on the situation in Libya]

14 June 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2290 (2016) [on the extension the the mandate of the Panel of Experts until 1 July 2017]

31 May 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the threat posed by ISIL (Da'esh) to international peace and security and the range of United Nations efforts in support of Member States in countering the threat

31 May 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Security Council resolution 2288 (2016) [on termination of measures on arms imposed by resolution 1521 (2003) and on dissolution of the Security Council Committee and the Panel of Experts on Liberia]

25 May 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2283 (2016) [on lifting of sanctions measures against Côte d'Ivoire]

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

Security Council resolution 2280 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the Panel of Experts on South Sudan Established pursuant to Security Council Resolution 2206 (2015) until 1 July 2016]

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

Security Council resolution 2276 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the Panel of Experts Established pursuant to Security Council Resolution 1874 (2009) concerning the Democratic People's Republic of Korea until 24 Apr. 2017]

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

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