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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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Security Council resolution 2277 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) until 31 Mar. 2017]

30 March 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Central Africa and the activities of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa

14 May 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

Security Council resolution 2211 (2015) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) until 31 Mar. 2016 ]

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

Twenty-sixth report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

3 July 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Additional report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Uganda

23 June 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Resolution 1332 (2000) / adopted by the Security Council at its 4247th meeting, on 14 December 2000

14 December 2000 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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