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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 the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force for the period from 2 March to 16 May 2017

8 June 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Mali

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

Security Council resolution 2356 (2017) [on strengthening sanctions against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and condemning the nuclear weapons and ballistic missile development activities conducted since 9 Sept. 2016]

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the Central African Republic

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

Security Council resolution 2355 (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 August 2017]

26 May 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2354 (2017) [on implementation of the Comprehensive International Framework to Counter Terrorist Narratives]

24 May 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2353 (2017) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 31 May 2018 and extension of the mandate of the Panel of Experts on South Sudan until 30 June 2018]

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

Security Council resolution 2352 (2017) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) until 15 Nov. 2017]

15 May 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7937th meeting, 11 May 2017, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Identical letters dated 19 January 2016 from the Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General and the President of the Security Council (S/2016/53)"]

11 May 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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