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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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Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 8065th meeting, 10 October 2017, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Libya"]

10 October 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 8065th meeting, 10 October 2017, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Libya"]

10 October 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Implementation of Security Council resolutions 2139 (2014), 2165 (2014), 2191 (2014), 2258 (2015) and 2332 (2016)

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

Implementation of Security Council resolutions 2139 (2014), 2165 (2014), 2191 (2014), 2258 (2015) and 2332 (2016)

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

Conclusions on children and armed conflict in the Philippines

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

Security Council resolution 2367 (2017) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) until 31 July 2018]

14 July 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Implementation of Security Council resolutions 2139 (2014), 2165 (2014), 2191 (2014), 2258 (2015) and 2332 (2016)

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

Implementation of Security Council resolutions 2139 (2014), 2165 (2014), 2191 (2014), 2258 (2015) and 2332 (2016)

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

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

10 May 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

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

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

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