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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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Security Council resolution 2364 (2017) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) until 30 June 2018]

29 June 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2363 (2017) [on extension of the mandate of the AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) until 30 June 2018]

29 June 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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

23 June 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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

23 June 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Mission Reports

Security Council resolution 2359 (2017) [on the deployment of the Group of Five for the Sahel Joint Force (FC-G5S)]

21 June 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2360 (2017) [on renewal of measures on arms embargo against the Democratic Republic of the Congo imposed by Security Council resolution 2293 (2016) until 1 July 2018 and extension of the mandate of the Group of Experts Established pursuant to Resolution 1533 (2004) until 1 Aug. 2018]

21 June 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Thirty-third progress report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Mission in Liberia

16 June 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7974th meeting, 15 June 2017, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East"]

15 June 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Report of the Secretary-General on South Sudan (covering the period from 2 March to 1 June 2017)

15 June 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7974th meeting, 15 June 2017, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East"]

15 June 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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