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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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Special report of the Secretary-General on the strategic review of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

29 September 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Special report of the Secretary-General on the strategic review of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

29 September 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Special report of the Secretary-General on the strategic review of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

29 September 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Mission in Colombia

26 September 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Mission Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on South Sudan (covering the period from 2 June to 1 September 2017)

15 September 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Conclusions on children and armed conflict in the Philippines

11 September 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia

30 August 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General pursuant to resolution 2299 (2016)

11 July 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)

23 June 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Mission in Colombia

23 June 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Mission Reports

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