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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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Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Nigeria

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

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

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

Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in the Philippines

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

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7913th meeting, 4 April 2017, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Central African Republic"]

4 April 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Security Council resolution 2348 (2017) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) until 31 Mar. 2018]

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

Security Council resolution 2349 (2017) [on the situation in the Lake Chad Basin region]

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

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

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