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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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Report of the Secretary-General on women and peace and security

29 September 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Mali

29 September 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the African Union - United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur

27 September 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2309 (2016) [on terrorist threats to civil aviation]

22 September 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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

16 September 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7771st meeting, 14 September 2016, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Afghanistan"]

14 September 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Report of the Secretary-General on strengthening the partnership between the United Nations and the African Union on issues of peace and security in Africa, including the work of the United Nations Office to the African Union

13 September 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

Security Council resolution 2307 (2016) [on the size, operational aspects and mandate of the UN Mission in Colombia]

13 September 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General pursuant to Security Council resolution 2240 (2015)

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

Security Council resolution 2306 (2016) [on extension of the terms of office of permanent and ad litem judges and of the Prosecutor at the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY)]

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

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