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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 2287 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) until 15 Nov. 2016]

12 May 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7690th meeting, 11 May 2016, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts"]

11 May 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Conclusions on children and armed conflict in Afghanistan : Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict

11 May 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Security Council mission to Mali, Guinea-Bissau and Senegal

11 May 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on Somalia

9 May 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2286 (2016) [on protection of the wounded and sick, medical personnel and humanitarian personnel in armed conflict]

3 May 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2289 (2016) [on authorization to the Member States of the African Union to maintain the deployment of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until 8 July 2016]

2 May 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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

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

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

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: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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