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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 2318 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) until 15 May 2017]

15 November 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on strengthening the partnership between the United Nations and the African Union on issues of peace and security in Africa, including the work of the United Nations Office to the African Union

13 September 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional 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

Security Council resolution 2296 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) until 30 June 2017]

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

Special report of the Secretary-General and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on the African Union United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur

8 June 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2287 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) until 15 Nov. 2016]

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Abyei

15 April 2016 | 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

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