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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: 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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Thirty-seventh progress report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire

8 December 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force for the period from 29 August to 18 November 2015

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Central Africa and the activities of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa

30 November 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in the Central African Republic

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

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7567th meeting, 25 November 2015, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Maintenance of international peace and security"]

25 November 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7568th meeting, 25 November 2015, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Protection of civilians in armed conflict"]

25 November 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Report of the Secretary-General on South Sudan

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

Special report of the Secretary-General on the review of the mandate of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan

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

Security Council resolution 2249 (2015) [on terrorist attacks perpetrated by ISIL also known as Da'esh]

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

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7559th meeting, 16 November 2015, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991; International Criminal Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Genocide and Other Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of Rwanda and Rwandan Citizens Responsible for Genocide and Other Such Violations Committed in the Territory of Neighbouring States between 1 January 1994 and 31 December 1994"]

16 November 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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