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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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Security Council resolution 2342 (2017) [on the situation in the Middle East]

23 February 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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

14 December 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force for the period from 30 August to 17 November 2016

7 December 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the African Union - United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur

27 September 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on South Sudan (covering the period from 1 April to 3 June 2016)

20 June 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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

17 June 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Special report of the Secretary-General and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on the African Union United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur

8 June 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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

27 April 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Abyei

15 April 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the African Union United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur

22 March 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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