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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 on the situation in Mali

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

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

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

Security Council resolution 2347 (2017) [on destruction and trafficking of cultural heritage by terrorist groups and in situations of armed conflict]

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

Security Council resolution 2345 (2017) [on extension of the mandate of the Panel of Experts Established pursuant to Security Council Resolution 1874 (2009) concerning the Democratic People's Republic of Korea until 24 Apr. 2018]

23 March 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2346 (2017) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) until 16 June 2017]

23 March 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)

22 March 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2344 (2017) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) until 17 Mar. 2018]

17 March 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on South Sudan (covering the period from 16 December 2016 to 1 March 2017)

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Region

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

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