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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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Thirty-third progress report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Mission in Liberia

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

Security Council resolution 2350 (2017) [on final extension of the mandate of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) until 15 Oct. 2017 and establishment of the UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH)]

13 April 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Special report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Mission in Liberia

15 November 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on Somalia

6 September 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the progress made with regard to the stabilization and restoration of constitutional order in Guinea-Bissau

16 August 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel

23 June 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

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 Stabilization Mission in Haiti

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

Thirty-first progress report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Mission in Liberia

22 February 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa

22 December 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

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