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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 2312 (2016) [on renewal for 12 months of the authorizations as set out in paragraphs 7, 8, 9 and 10 of resolution 2240 (2015) concerning migrant smuggling and human trafficking into, through and from the Libyan territory and off the coast of Libya]

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

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

4 October 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Colombia (September 2011-June 2016)

4 October 2016 | 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

3 October 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Third report of the Secretary-General on the threat posed by ISIL (Da'esh) to international peace and security and the range of United Nations efforts in support of Member States in countering the threat

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

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

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