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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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Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Mali

11 June 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Mali

10 June 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council Press Statement on Mali

10 January 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country News

Security Council resolution 2085 (2012) [on authorization of the deployment of an African-led International Support Mission in Mali (AFISMA) for an initial period of one year]

20 December 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2056 (2012) [on the situation in Mali]

5 July 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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