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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 2265 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Panel of Experts Established pursuant to Security Council Resolution 1591 (2005) until 12 Mar. 2017]

15 February 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

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

24 December 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2251 (2015) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) until 15 May 2016]

15 December 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Abyei

13 November 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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

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

Report of the Secretary-General on Abyei

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

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7515th meeting, 28 August 2015, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Reports of the Secretary-General on the Sudan and South Sudan"]

28 August 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Security Council resolution 2230 (2015) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) until 15 Dec. 2015)]

14 July 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2228 (2015) [on extension of the mandate of the AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) until 30 June 2016]

29 June 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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

26 May 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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