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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 conflict-related sexual violence

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

23 February 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations operation in Cyprus

9 January 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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

23 December 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2331 (2016) [on trafficking in persons in armed conflicts]

20 December 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Conclusions on children and armed conflict in the Central African Republic

29 November 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2318 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) until 15 May 2017]

15 November 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Special report of the Secretary-General on the review of the mandate of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan

10 November 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

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