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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: Angola (2016), Egypt (2017), Japan (2017), Malaysia (2016), New Zealand (2016), Senegal (2017), Spain (2016), Ukraine (2017), Uruguay (2017), Venezuela (Bolivian Republic of) (2016)) 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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Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations operation in Cyprus

8 July 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Fourth report of the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 7 of resolution 2233 (2015)

5 July 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2295 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) until 30 June 2017]

29 June 2016 | 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

28 June 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2293 (2016) [on the situation in Democratic Republic of the Congo]

23 June 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel

23 June 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on South Sudan (covering the period from 1 April to 3 June 2016)

20 June 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2291 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) until 15 December 2016]

13 June 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Special report of the Secretary-General and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on the African Union United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur

8 June 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Mali

31 May 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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