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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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Fourth report of the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 7 of resolution 2233 (2015)

5 July 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 and the Sahel

23 June 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

Security Council resolution 2292 (2016) [on the situation in Libya]

14 June 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the threat posed by ISIL (Da'esh) to international peace and security and the range of United Nations efforts in support of Member States in countering the threat

31 May 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Central Africa and the activities of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa

25 May 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

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

19 May 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Support Mission in Libya

16 May 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7692nd meeting, 13 May 2016, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts"]

13 May 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7690th meeting, 11 May 2016, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts"]

11 May 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Report of the Security Council mission to Mali, Guinea-Bissau and Senegal

11 May 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

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