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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 the United Nations Support Mission in Libya

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation concerning Western Sahara

19 October 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on developments in Guinea-Bissau and on the activities of the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office in that country

28 September 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the Situation Concerning Western Sahara

13 April 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on Cross-border Issues in West Africa

13 March 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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