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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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Special report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Mission in Liberia

15 November 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2318 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) until 15 May 2017]

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

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

15 November 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Security Council resolution 1701 (2006)

11 November 2016 | 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

10 November 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on South Sudan (covering the period from 12 August to 25 October 2016)

10 November 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2317 (2016) [on the renewal of the provisions of para. 2 of resolution 2142 (2014) until 15 Nov. 2017 concerning the arms embargo on Somalia and on extension of the mandate of the Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea until 15 Dec. 2017]

10 November 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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

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