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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: Bolivia (2018), Egypt (2017), Ethiopia (2018), Italy (2018), Japan (2017), Kazakhstan (2018), Senegal (2017), Sweden (2018), Ukraine (2017), Uruguay (2017)) 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 Joint Force of the Group of Five for the Sahel

16 October 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

Security Council resolution 2349 (2017) [on the situation in the Lake Chad Basin region]

31 March 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7749th meeting, 28 July 2016, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Peace consolidation in West Africa"]

28 July 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel

23 June 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa

22 December 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

Progress towards the United Nations Integrated Strategy for the Sahel

12 November 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa

24 December 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

Letter dated 11 December 2014 from the Permanent Representative of Mali to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council

16 December 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa

26 June 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa

11 December 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

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