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

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone

14 March 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2036 (2012) [Somalia]

22 February 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1941 (2010) [Sierra Leone]

29 September 2010 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1777 (2007) [Liberia]

20 September 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1750 (2007) [Liberia]

30 March 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1746 (2007) [Afghanistan]

23 March 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1712 (2006) [Liberia]

29 September 2006 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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