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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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Security Council resolution 2349 (2017) [on the situation in the Lake Chad Basin region]

31 March 2017 | 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

22 December 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

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

11 December 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

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

28 June 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

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

29 June 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

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