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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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Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 8016th meeting, 2 Aug. 2017, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Burundi"]

2 August 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 8012th meeting, 26 July 2017, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo"]

26 July 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 8001st meeting, 13 July 2017, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Central African Republic"]

13 July 2017 | 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

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

Security Council resolution 2363 (2017) [on extension of the mandate of the AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) until 30 June 2018]

29 June 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the African Union United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur

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

Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in the Philippines

5 April 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on South Sudan (covering the period from 16 December 2016 to 1 March 2017)

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Region

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

Report of the Secretary-General on Burundi

23 February 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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