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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

Security Council resolution 2314 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the OPCW-UN Joint Investigative Mechanism to identify the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic until 18 Nov. 2016]

31 October 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2312 (2016) [on renewal for 12 months of the authorizations as set out in paragraphs 7, 8, 9 and 10 of resolution 2240 (2015) concerning migrant smuggling and human trafficking into, through and from the Libyan territory and off the coast of Libya]

6 October 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery, including its Causes and Consequences : resolution / adopted by the Human Rights Council on 29 September 2016

5 October 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2307 (2016) [on the size, operational aspects and mandate of the UN Mission in Colombia]

13 September 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2306 (2016) [on extension of the terms of office of permanent and ad litem judges and of the Prosecutor at the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY)]

6 September 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2305 (2016) [on the extension of the mandate of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) until 31 Aug. 2017]

30 August 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2304 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 15 Dec. 2016]

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

Security Council resolution 2302 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 12 Aug. 2016]

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

Security Council resolution 2303 (2016) [on the situation in Burundi]

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

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