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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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Report of the Secretary-General on developments in Guinea-Bissau and the activities of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau

2 August 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2303 (2016) [on the situation in Burundi]

29 July 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2302 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 12 Aug. 2016]

29 July 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7750th meeting, 28 July 2016, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Peacebuilding and sustaining peace"]

28 July 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7749th meeting, 28 July 2016, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Peace consolidation in West Africa"]

28 July 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Security Council resolution 2300 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) until 31 Jan. 2017]

26 July 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Security Council resolution 2301 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) until 15 Nov. 2017]

26 July 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Security Council resolution 2299 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) until 31 July 2017]

25 July 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2298 (2016) [on destruction of Libya's chemical weapons]

22 July 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2294 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) until 31 Dec. 2016]

22 July 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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