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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 trafficking in persons in armed conflict pursuant to Security Council resolution 2331 (2016)

20 November 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Special report of the Secretary-General on the strategic review of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

29 September 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Special report of the Secretary-General on the strategic review of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

29 September 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Special report of the Secretary-General on the strategic review of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

29 September 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 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

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7717th meeting, 15 June 2016, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Women and peace and security"]

15 June 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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

13 May 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

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

20 April 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Violence against women, its causes and consequences

1 October 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

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