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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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Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 8012th meeting, 26 July 2017, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo"]

26 July 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 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 7356th meeting, 8 January 2014, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo"]

13 January 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7296th meeting, 5 November 2014, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo"]

5 November 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7066th meeting, 25 Nov. 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Central African region"]

25 November 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7058th meeting, 14 November 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo"]

14 November 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7011th meeting, 25 July 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Great Lakes region"]

25 July 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6971st meeting, 29 May 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Central African region"]

29 May 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6850th meeting, 19 Oct. 2012, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo"]

19 October 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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