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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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Security Council resolution 2342 (2017) [on the situation in the Middle East]

23 February 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Letter dated 27 January 2017 from the Panel of Experts on Yemen addressed to the President of the Security Council - Final report of the Panel of Experts on Yemen

31 January 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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

29 January 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7492nd meeting, 28 July 2015, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts"]

28 July 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7090th meeting, 18 Dec. 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Peace and security in Africa"]

18 December 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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

28 June 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6971st meeting, 29 May 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Central African region"]

29 May 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Security Council resolution 2094 (2013) [on strengthening sanctions against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and condemning the missile launch of 12 Feb. 2013]

7 March 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6922nd meeting, 15 Feb. 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East"]

15 February 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Report of the Secretary-General on Somalia

31 January 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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