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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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Security Council resolution 2343 (2017) [on the situation in Guinea-Bissau]

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

Security Council resolution 2339 (2017) [on renewal of measures on arms, transport, finance and travel against the Central African Republic until 31 Jan. 2018 and extension of the mandate of the Panel of Experts Established pursuant to Resolution 2127 (2013) until 28 Feb. 2018]

27 January 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7856th meeting, 4 January 2017, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo"]

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

Twenty-fourth semi-annual report of the Secretary-General to the Security Council on the implementation of Security Council resolution 1559 (2004)

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

Security Council resolution 2287 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) until 15 Nov. 2016]

12 May 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2282 (2016) [on post-conflict peacebuilding]

27 April 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2279 (2016) [on situation in Burundi]

1 April 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations and conflict prevention: a collective recommitment

25 September 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Security Council resolution 2237 (2015) [on the situation in Liberia]

2 September 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Letter dated 4 June 2015 from the Chargé d'affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Burundi to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council

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

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