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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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Security Council resolution 2241 (2015) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 15 Dec. 2015]

9 October 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2127 (2013) [on the situation in Central African Republic]

5 December 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1991 (2011) [Democratic Republic of the Congo]

28 June 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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

28 August 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Somalia

16 July 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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

7 July 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 1150 (1998) [Georgia]

30 January 1998 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1034 (1995) [Former Yugoslavia]

21 December 1995 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1019 (1995) [Former Yugoslavia]

9 November 1995 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 917 (1994) [Haiti]

6 May 1994 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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