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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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Implementation of Security Council resolutions 2139 (2014), 2165 (2014), 2191 (2014), 2258 (2015) and 2332 (2016)

19 April 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on conflict-related sexual violence

15 April 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Security Council resolution 2350 (2017) [on final extension of the mandate of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) until 15 Oct. 2017 and establishment of the UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH)]

13 April 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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

10 April 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Nigeria

10 April 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the African Union United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur

5 April 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in the Philippines

5 April 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7913th meeting, 4 April 2017, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Central African Republic"]

4 April 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Security Council resolution 2348 (2017) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) until 31 Mar. 2018]

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Mali

30 March 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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