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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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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

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

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

Report of the Secretary-General on women and peace and security

16 September 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Security Council resolution 2210 (2015) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) until 17 Mar. 2016]

16 March 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Mali

23 December 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Violence against women, its causes and consequences

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

Report of the Secretary-General on Somalia

25 September 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Conflict-related sexual violence : report of the Secretary-General

13 March 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Security Council resolution 2106 (2013) [on sexual violence in armed conflict]

24 June 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

20 March 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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