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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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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

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7453rd meeting, 29 May 2015, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts"]

29 May 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Security Council resolution 2195 (2014) [on preventing and combating terrorism, including terrorism benefitting from transnational organized crime]

19 December 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2170 (2014) [on threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts by Al-Qaida]

15 August 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2133 (2014) [on threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts]

27 January 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2129 (2013) [on extension of the mandate of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) as special political mission under the policy guidance of Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) for the period ending 31 Dec. 2017]

17 December 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa

11 December 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

Note verbale dated 7 March 2011 from the Permanent Mission of Ethiopia to the United Nations addressed to the Chair

28 March 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: States Parties Reports

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