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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 2367 (2017) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) until 31 July 2018]

14 July 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Thirty-third progress report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Mission in Liberia

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Mali

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the Central African Republic

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Support Mission in Libya

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

Conclusions on children and armed conflict in the Central African Republic

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

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

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

Security Council resolution 2295 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) until 30 June 2017]

29 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

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

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

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