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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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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

Report of the Secretary-General on the protection of civilians in armed conflict

10 May 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Security Council resolution 2351 (2017) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) until 30 Apr. 2018]

28 April 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General pursuant to resolution 2299 (2016)

25 April 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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

19 April 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on conflict-related sexual violence

15 April 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Security Council resolution 2350 (2017) [on final extension of the mandate of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) until 15 Oct. 2017 and establishment of the UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH)]

13 April 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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