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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 2264 (2016) [on number of military, police and correction personnel for the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA)]

9 February 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2251 (2015) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) until 15 May 2016]

15 December 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2243 (2015) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) until 15 Oct. 2015]

14 October 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2230 (2015) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) until 15 Dec. 2015)]

14 July 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2223 (2015) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 30 Nov. 2015]

28 May 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2205 (2015) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) until 15 July 2015]

26 February 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Letter dated 29 January 2015 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council

3 February 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on Somalia January 2015

23 January 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2185 (2014) [United Nations peacekeeping operations]

20 November 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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