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CHAPTER 1: Section 5 Changes

In 2019, under chairmanship of Kuwait, the Council’s Informal Working Group on documentation and procedure adopted a record number of presidential notes

30 January 2020

On 27 December 2019, the Security Council adopted a record number of Notes by the President based on two years of negotiations in the Informal Working Group on Documentation and Other Procedural Questions, under the chairmanship of Kuwait . . .

Compendium integrating the nine present Notes by the President on Council working methods

25 January 2020

With respect to the Council’s working methods, SCProcedure has prepared an unofficial compendium integrating, in a single document, all the new provisions introduced by notes S/2019/990 to 997 with the comprehensive presidential note S/2017/507 . . .

Importance of implementing Note 507 on working methods emphasized by ACT and Japan

31 December 2017

On 8 October 2017, the representative of Switzerland, on behalf of the Accountability, Coherence and Transparency Group, welcomed the adoption of presidential note S/2017/507, whereby the Council consolidated and expanded upon its working methods . . .

Council adopts its third comprehensive note on working methods (S/2017/507)

31 August 2017

On 30 August 2017, the Security Council adopted its third ever comprehensive Note by the President on its working methods (S/2017/507).  Comprised of 142 operative paragraphs . . .

Compendium of presidential notes adopted on working methods since 2010

Revised on 12 March 2017

Since 2010, fourteen Notes by the President on working methods have been adopted, as well as one presidential statement, aimed at enhancing the Council’s effectiveness and transparency . . .

Adoption of a presidential statement on the Council’s working methods

9 November 2015

On 30 October 2015, ten days after the Security Council held an open debate on its working methods, the Council adopted a seven-paragraph Statement by the President (PRST) on this subject . . .

Past presidential statements on working methods, and related agenda items

9 November 2015

According to the Council’s own tally of the documents it has adopted on its procedure and working methods, the presidential statement read out on 30 October 2015 is the sixth such presidential statement . . .

Adoption of new procedural Notes

7 January 2015

Argentina served as Chair of the Informal Working Group on Documentation and Other Procedural Questions in 2013 and 2014.  During that time, seven Notes by the President relating to the Council’s working methods were adopted . . .

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