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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 implementation of Security Council resolution 1701 (2006)

4 November 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo

3 November 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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

26 October 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2244 (2015) [on extension of the mandate of the Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea until 15 Dec. 2016]

23 October 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Security Council resolutions 2139 (2014), 2165 (2014) and 2191 (2014)

22 October 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2240 (2015) [on migrant smuggling and human trafficking into, through and from the Libyan territory and off the coast of Libya]

14 October 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2243 (2015) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) until 15 Oct. 2015]

14 October 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2242 (2015) [on women and peace and security]

13 October 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation with respect to piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia

12 October 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2241 (2015) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 15 Dec. 2015]

9 October 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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