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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: 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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Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7801st meeting, 3 November 2016, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Mali"]

3 November 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7799th meeting, 1 November 2016, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East"]

1 November 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Security Council resolution 2314 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the OPCW-UN Joint Investigative Mechanism to identify the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic until 18 Nov. 2016]

31 October 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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

26 October 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General pursuant to resolution 2299 (2016)

25 October 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Twenty-fourth semi-annual report of the Secretary-General to the Security Council on the implementation of Security Council resolution 1559 (2004)

21 October 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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

18 October 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Abyei

12 October 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation with respect to piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia

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

Security Council resolution 2312 (2016) [on renewal for 12 months of the authorizations as set out in paragraphs 7, 8, 9 and 10 of resolution 2240 (2015) concerning migrant smuggling and human trafficking into, through and from the Libyan territory and off the coast of Libya]

6 October 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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