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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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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

Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

30 June 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

10 November 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

Security Council resolution 1341 (2001) [on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo]

22 February 2001 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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