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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: Angola (2016), Egypt (2017), Japan (2017), Malaysia (2016), New Zealand (2016), Senegal (2017), Spain (2016), Ukraine (2017), Uruguay (2017), Venezuela (Bolivian Republic of) (2016)) 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 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

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

30 November 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

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

7 October 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2239 (2015) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) until 30 Sept. 2016]

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in the Central African Republic

29 July 2015 | 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

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