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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: 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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Security Council resolution 2271 (2016) [on renewal of sanctions until 15 Apr. 2016 and extension of the mandate of the UN Panel of Experts Established pursuant to Security Council Resolution 2206 (2015) on South Sudan until 15 May 2016]

2 March 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2269 (2016) [on the appointment of the Prosecutor of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals with effect from 1 Mar. 2016 until 30 June 2018]

29 February 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2268 (2016)

26 February 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Security Council resolution 1701 (2006)

26 February 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2267 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS) until 28 Feb. 2017]

26 February 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Support Mission in Libya

25 February 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Mission Reports

Security Council resolution 2266 (2016) [on the situation in Yemen]

24 February 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Thirty-first progress report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Mission in Liberia

22 February 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Implementation of Security Council resolutions 2139 (2014), 2165 (2014), 2191 (2014) and 2258 (2015) Report of the Secretary-General

18 February 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2265 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Panel of Experts Established pursuant to Security Council Resolution 1591 (2005) until 12 Mar. 2017]

15 February 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

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