Editing Office - Geneva
In 2018, in addition to the five permanent members: China, France, Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States, the Council was composed of the following non-permanent members: Bolivia, Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Netherlands, Peru, Poland and Sweden.
In 2018, the Security Council held 288 meetings, adopted 54 resolutions and issued 21 presidential statements. It considered 48 agenda items and dispatched three missions to the field, to Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Myanmar, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Kazakhstan, which held the Presidency of the Council for the month of January 2018, held - for the first time in its history - a flag installation ceremony for the newly-elected members of the Council.
On 30 March 2018, the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) completed its mandate and in presidential statement S/PRST/2018/8, the Council expressed its appreciation for its important contribution throughout more than 14 years of operation in Liberia.