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

1 July 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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

28 June 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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

Security Council resolution 2290 (2016) [on the extension the the mandate of the Panel of Experts until 1 July 2017]

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

Conclusions on children and armed conflict in Afghanistan : Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict

11 May 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on Somalia

9 May 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7676th meeting, 25 April 2016, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East"]

25 April 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Abyei

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

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

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