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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 resolutions 2139 (2014), 2165 (2014) and 2191 (2014)

23 July 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2231 (2015) [on Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on the Islamic Republic of Iran's nuclear programme]

20 July 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2230 (2015) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) until 15 Dec. 2015)]

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

Fourth report of the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 6 of resolution 2169 (2014)

13 July 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Electoral Observation Mission in Burundi

7 July 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Security Council mission to the Central African Republic, Ethiopia and Burundi, including the African Union

30 June 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2229 (2015) [on on renewal of the mandate of the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) until 31 Dec. 2015]

29 June 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2228 (2015) [on extension of the mandate of the AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) until 30 June 2016]

29 June 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2227 (2015) [on extension of the mandate of UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) until 30 June 2016]

29 June 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

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