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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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Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations operation in Cyprus

9 January 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Letter dated 6 January 2015 from the Permanent Representative of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council

19 January 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7356th meeting, 8 January 2014, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo"]

13 January 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Special report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Mission in Liberia

10 June 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Myanmar

1 June 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Letter dated 14 May 2009 from the Chairman of the Security Council Committee Established pursuant to Resolution 1533 (2004) concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo addressed to the President of the Security Council : interim report of the Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo

18 May 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement by the President of the Security Council [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6122nd meeting, 8 May 2009, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Chad, the Central African Republic and the subregion"]

8 May 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in the Sudan

10 February 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in the Central African Republic

3 February 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement by the President of the Security Council [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6058th meeting, 22 Dec. 2008, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Great Lakes region"]

22 December 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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