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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 2285 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) until 30 Apr. 2017]

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

Security Council resolution 2284 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of UN Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI) until 30 June 2017]

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

Security Council resolution 2283 (2016) [on lifting of sanctions measures against Côte d'Ivoire]

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

Third report of the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 7 of resolution 2233 (2015)

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

Security Council resolution 2282 (2016) [on post-conflict peacebuilding]

27 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

Twenty-third semi-annual report of the Secretary-General to the Security Council on the implementation of Security Council resolution 1559 (2004)

22 April 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country 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 situation concerning Western Sahara

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

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