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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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Report of the Secretary-General pursuant to Security Council resolution 2312 (2016)

7 September 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2372 (2017) [on authorization to the Member States of the African Union to maintain the deployment of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until 31 May 2018]

30 August 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia

30 August 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Implementation of Security Council resolutions 2139 (2014), 2165 (2014), 2191 (2014), 2258 (2015) and 2332 (2016)

24 August 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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

10 August 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 8020h meeting, 9 Aug. 2017, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Maintenance of international peace and security"]

9 August 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Security Council resolution 2371 (2017) [on strengthening sanctions against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and condemning the ballistic missile launches of 3 and 28 July 2017]

5 August 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2370 (2017) [on preventing terrorists from acquiring weapons]

2 August 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 8016th meeting, 2 Aug. 2017, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Burundi"]

2 August 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Conclusions on children and armed conflict in the Sudan

31 July 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Conference Reports

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