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CHAPTER 2: Section 13 Changes

Unscripted “Sofa Talks”, proposed by United Kingdom and launched by Indonesia, gain traction as informal way to foster collegial dialogue among Council representatives

30 November 2019

After the United Kingdom proposed, during the May 2019 retreat with the Secretary-General, that the Council’s permanent representatives begin holding monthly, unscripted chats, the “Sofa Talks” were launched by Indonesia later that month . . .

New Zealand convenes restricted “Informal informal” to discuss the veto

2 November 2015

During its Council Presidency in July 2015, New Zealand invited one delegate from each Council member, at the Permanent Representative level, to meet at the New Zealand Mission to consider the practices which had developed around the veto, and how these practices impact on the Council’s effectiveness . . .

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