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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 2362 (2017) [on extension of the authorizations provided by and the measures imposed by Security Council resolution 2146 (2014) and on extension of the mandate of the Panel of Experts concerning Libya until 15 Nov. 2017]

29 June 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

Security Council resolution 2317 (2016) [on the renewal of the provisions of para. 2 of resolution 2142 (2014) until 15 Nov. 2017 concerning the arms embargo on Somalia and on extension of the mandate of the Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea until 15 Dec. 2017]

10 November 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2293 (2016) [on renewal of measures on arms embargo against the Democratic Republic of the Congo imposed by resolution 1807 (2008) and extension of the mandate of the Group of Experts Established pursuant to Resolution 1533 (2004) until 1 Aug. 2017]

23 June 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2292 (2016) [on the situation in Libya]

14 June 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the threat posed by ISIL (Da'esh) to international peace and security and the range of United Nations efforts in support of Member States in countering the threat

31 May 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Security Council resolution 2288 (2016) [on termination of measures on arms imposed by resolution 1521 (2003) and on dissolution of the Security Council Committee and the Panel of Experts on Liberia]

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

Security Council resolution 2277 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) until 31 Mar. 2017]

30 March 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2265 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Panel of Experts Established pursuant to Security Council Resolution 1591 (2005) until 12 Mar. 2017]

15 February 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Security Council resolution 2259 (2015) [Libya]

23 December 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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