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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 2360 (2017) [on renewal of measures on arms embargo against the Democratic Republic of the Congo imposed by Security Council resolution 2293 (2016) until 1 July 2018 and extension of the mandate of the Group of Experts Established pursuant to Resolution 1533 (2004) until 1 Aug. 2018]

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the protection of civilians in armed conflict

10 May 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Security Council resolution 2341 (2017) [on threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts]

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

Security Council resolution 2328 (2016) [on humanitarian evacuations in Aleppo, Syrian Arab Republic]

19 December 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Central Africa and the activities of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa

28 November 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on South Sudan (covering the period from 12 August to 25 October 2016)

10 November 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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

18 October 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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

1 July 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

Report of the Secretary-General on the protection of civilians in armed conflict

30 May 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

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