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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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Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7913th meeting, 4 April 2017, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Central African Republic"]

4 April 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7812th meeting, 16 November 2016, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Central African Republic"]

16 November 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Report of the Secretary-General pursuant to Security Council resolution 2240 (2015)

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Region

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

Report of the Security Council mission to the Central African Republic, Ethiopia and Burundi, including the African Union

30 June 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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

14 May 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7433rd meeting, 24 April 2015, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East"]

24 April 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Letter dated 27 January 2015 from the Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council

27 January 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2191 (2014) [Middle East]

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

Security Council resolution 2139 (2014) [on the Middle East]

22 February 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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