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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 2265 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Panel of Experts Established pursuant to Security Council Resolution 1591 (2005) until 12 Mar. 2017]

15 February 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Security Council resolution 2200 (2015) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Panel of Experts Established pursuant to Security Council Resolution 1591 (2005) until 12 Feburary 2016]

12 February 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2091 (2013) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Panel of Experts Established pursuant to Security Council Resolution 1591 (2005) until 17 Feb. 2014]

14 February 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1945 (2010) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Panel of Experts Established pursuant to Security Council Resolution 1591 (2005)]

14 October 2010 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Letter dated 8 January 2010 from the Chairman of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1591 (2005) concerning the Sudan addressed to the President of the Security Council

8 January 2010 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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