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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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Security Council resolution 2330 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) until 30 June 2017]

19 December 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2327 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 15 Dec. 2017]

16 December 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2326 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 16 Dec. 2016]

15 December 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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

14 December 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2321 (2016) [on strengthening sanctions against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and condemning the nuclear test of 9 Sept. 2016]

13 December 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force for the period from 30 August to 17 November 2016

7 December 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7826th meeting, 5 December 2016, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo"]

5 December 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Support Mission in Libya

1 December 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Conclusions on children and armed conflict in the Central African Republic

29 November 2016 | 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

28 November 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

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