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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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Report of the Secretary-General on the threat posed by ISIL (Da'esh) to international peace and security and the range of United Nations efforts in support of Member States in countering the threat

31 May 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the protection of civilians in armed conflict

30 May 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the protection of civilians in armed conflict

13 May 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on conflict-related sexual violence

20 April 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the threat posed by ISIL (Da'esh) to international peace and security and the range of United Nations efforts in support of Member States in countering the threat

29 January 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations and conflict prevention: a collective recommitment

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

Report of the Secretary-General on women and peace and security

16 September 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the protection of civilians in armed conflict

18 June 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Letter dated 9 April 2015 from the Permanent Representative of Jordan to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General

9 April 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Letter dated 27 March 2015 from the Permanent Representative of Jordan to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General, Annex to the letter dated 27 March 2015 from the Permanent Representative of Jordan to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General : The role of youth in countering violent extremism and promoting peace

2 April 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

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