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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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Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 8016th meeting, 2 Aug. 2017, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Burundi"]

2 August 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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

Implementation of Security Council resolutions 2139 (2014), 2165 (2014), 2191 (2014), 2258 (2015) and 2332 (2016)

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti

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

Report of the Secretary-General pursuant to resolution 2299 (2016)

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations operation in Cyprus

10 July 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

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

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

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7974th meeting, 15 June 2017, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East"]

15 June 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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