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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 2281 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) until 31 July 2016]

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

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7676th meeting, 25 April 2016, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East"]

25 April 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7675th meeting, 25 April 2016, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Peace consolidation in West Africa"]

25 April 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation concerning Western Sahara

19 April 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Abyei

15 April 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on South Sudan

13 April 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on technical assistance provided to the African Union Commission and the Transitional Government of National Unity for the implementation of chapter V of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan

7 April 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2279 (2016) [on situation in Burundi]

1 April 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in the Central African Republic

1 April 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2278 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) until 30 April 2016]

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

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