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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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Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

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

23 June 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Mission Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on South Sudan (covering the period from 2 March to 1 June 2017)

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

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

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

24 March 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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 on the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

3 October 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 2301 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) until 15 Nov. 2017]

26 July 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Special report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire

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

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