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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 7755th meeting, 19 August 2016, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Somalia"]

19 August 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Security Council resolution 2297 (2016) [on authorization to the Member States of the African Union to maintain the deployment of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until 31 May 2017]

7 July 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on Somalia

9 May 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2289 (2016) [on authorization to the Member States of the African Union to maintain the deployment of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until 8 July 2016]

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

Security Council resolution 2275 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) until 31 Mar. 2017]

24 March 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on Somalia

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

Security Council resolution 2246 (2015) [on piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia]

10 November 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2245 (2015) [on decision to keep UN Support Office in Somalia's (UNSOS) mandate under review in line with that of African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)]

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

Security Council resolution 2244 (2015) [on extension of the mandate of the Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea until 15 Dec. 2016]

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation with respect to piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia

12 October 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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