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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: Angola (2016), Egypt (2017), Japan (2017), Malaysia (2016), New Zealand (2016), Senegal (2017), Spain (2016), Ukraine (2017), Uruguay (2017), Venezuela (Bolivian Republic of) (2016)) 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 Stabilization Mission in Haiti

8 March 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on Somalia

8 January 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa

22 December 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

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

23 November 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2248 (2015) [on situtation in Burundi]

12 November 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo

3 November 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2242 (2015) [on women and peace and security]

13 October 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2239 (2015) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) until 30 Sept. 2016]

17 September 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2238 (2015) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) until 15 Mar. 2016]

10 September 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2238 (2015) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) until 15 Mar. 2016]

10 September 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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