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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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Security Council resolution 2348 (2017) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) until 31 Mar. 2018]

31 March 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Mali

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Mission in Colombia

24 March 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 the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

Security Council resolution 2343 (2017) [on the situation in Guinea-Bissau]

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

Report of the Secretary-General on Burundi

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

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7881st meeting, 10 February 2017, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Somalia"]

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

Report of the Secretary-General on developments in Guinea-Bissau and the activities of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau

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

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