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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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Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7913th meeting, 4 April 2017, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Central African Republic"]

4 April 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7881st meeting, 10 February 2017, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Somalia"]

10 February 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7868th meeting, 20 January 2017, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Peace consolidation in West Africa"]

24 January 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7856th meeting, 4 January 2017, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo"]

4 January 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7848th meeting, 21 December 2016, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Peace consolidation in West Africa"]

21 December 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7826th meeting, 5 December 2016, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo"]

5 December 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7812th meeting, 16 November 2016, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Central African Republic"]

16 November 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7801st meeting, 3 November 2016, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Mali"]

3 November 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7799th meeting, 1 November 2016, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East"]

1 November 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7771st meeting, 14 September 2016, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Afghanistan"]

14 September 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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