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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 trafficking in persons in armed conflict pursuant to Security Council resolution 2331 (2016)

20 November 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Security Council resolution 2387 (2017) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) until 15 Nov. 2018]

15 November 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2386 (2017) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) until 15 May 2018]

15 November 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2383 (2017) [on piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia]

7 November 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 8087th meeting, 7 Nov. 2017, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo"]

7 November 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Security Council resolution 2384 (2017) [on renewal of the authorization of the European Union-led Multinational Stabilization Force (EUFOR ALTHEA) in Bosnia and Herzegovina for a further period of 12 months]

7 November 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 8085th meeting, 6 Nov. 2017, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Myanmar"]

6 November 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 8082nd meeting, 31 Oct. 2017, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Children and armed conflict"]

31 October 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Report of the Secretary-General on the African Union United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur

27 October 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the Joint Force of the Group of Five for the Sahel

16 October 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

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