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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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Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7749th meeting, 28 July 2016, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Peace consolidation in West Africa"]

28 July 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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

Progress towards the United Nations Integrated Strategy for the Sahel

12 November 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

Letter dated 11 December 2014 from the Permanent Representative of Mali to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council

16 December 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa

26 June 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

Letter dated 17 March 2008 from the Chairman of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1373 (2001) concerning counter-terrorism addressed to the President of the Security Council

25 March 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Letter Dated 30 April 2004 from the Chairman of the Security Council Committee Established Pursuant to Resolution 1373 (2001) Concerning Counter-terrorism Addressed to the President of the Security Council

10 May 2004 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Letter Dated 10 June 2003 from the Chairman of the Security Council Committee Established Pursuant to Resolution 1373 (2001) Concerning Counter-terrorism Addressed to the President of the Security Council

9 June 2003 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Letter Dated 21 January 2002 from the Chairman of the Security Council Committee Established Pursuant to Resolution 1373 (2001) Concerning Counter-terrorism Addressed to the President of the Security Council

22 January 2002 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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