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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 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

Security Council resolution 2179 (2014) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) until 28 Feb. 2015]

14 October 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Abyei

27 September 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Abyei

27 January 2012 | 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

8 October 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Corrigendum to the Report of the Security Council Mission to Addis Ababa, Khartoum, Accra, Abidjan and Kinshasa, 14 to 21 June 2007

13 July 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Mission Reports

Report of the Security Council Mission to Addis Ababa, Khartoum, Accra, Abidjan and Kinshasa, 14 to 21 June 2007

11 July 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Mission Reports

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