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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 2241 (2015) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 15 Dec. 2015]

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Electoral Observation Mission in Burundi

7 July 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2222 (2015) [on protection of journalists and the issue of impunity]

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Security Council resolution 2043 (2012)

6 July 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2031 (2011) [Central African Republic]

21 December 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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

28 September 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 1719 (2006) [Burundi]

25 October 2006 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1203 (1998) [Kosovo]

24 October 1998 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 917 (1994) [Haiti]

6 May 1994 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 417 (1977) [South Africa]

31 October 1977 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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