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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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Security Council resolution 2379 (2017) [on trafficking in persons in armed conflicts]

21 November 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on trafficking in persons in armed conflict pursuant to Security Council resolution 2331 (2016)

20 November 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Implementation of Security Council resolution 2347 (2017)

17 November 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

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

16 November 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)

16 November 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)

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the Joint Force of the Group of Five for the Sahel

16 October 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

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

Security Council resolution 2379 (2017) [on establishment of an Investigative Team to Support Domestic Efforts to Hold the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant Accountable for Its Actions in Iraq]

21 September 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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