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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: 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 situation in Central Africa and the activities of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa

14 May 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

Security Council resolution 2112 (2013) [on extension of the mandate of UN Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI) until 30 June 2014]

30 July 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Thirty-second report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire

26 June 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6971st meeting, 29 May 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Central African region"]

29 May 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Report of the Secretary-General on developments in Guinea-Bissau, including efforts towards the restoration of constitutional order, and on the activities of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in that country

6 May 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement by the President of the Security Council [on "The situation in Croatia"]

18 September 1997 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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