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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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Thirty-third progress report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Mission in Liberia

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

Security Council resolution 2175 (2014) [on the protection of humanitarian personnel and UN and associated personnel in armed conflict]

29 August 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on transnational organized crime and illicit drug trafficking in West Africa and the Sahel region

17 June 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6796th meeting, 29 June 2012, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Central African region"]

29 June 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Security Council resolution 2054 (2012) [on extension of the terms of office of judges of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)]

29 June 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6765th meeting, 4 May 2012, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts"]

4 May 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Security Council resolution 2038 (2012) [on appointment of Hassan Bubacar Jallow as Prosecutor of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals with effect from 1 Mar. 2012 for a term of 4 years]

29 February 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2029 (2011) [International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)]

21 December 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1926 (2010) [on the date of election to fill a vacancy in the International Court of Justice]

2 June 2010 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Third report of the Secretary-General submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 1757 (2007)

26 November 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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