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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 8065th meeting, 10 October 2017, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Libya"]

10 October 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 8065th meeting, 10 October 2017, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Libya"]

10 October 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Special report of the Secretary-General on the strategic review of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

29 September 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Special report of the Secretary-General on the strategic review of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

29 September 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Special report of the Secretary-General on the strategic review of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

29 September 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on South Sudan (covering the period from 2 June to 1 September 2017)

15 September 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Abyei

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

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

Security Council resolution 2366 (2017) [on establishment of the United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia]

10 July 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2364 (2017) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) until 30 June 2018]

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

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