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CHAPTER 2: Section 2 Changes

In 2023, under chairmanship of Albania, the Informal Working Group on documentation and procedure adopted a presidential note on Minutes of silence

25 August 2023

Following meetings in 2022 and 2023 at which officials from Ukraine called for Security Council members to

observe a minute of silence, the Security Council Informal Working Group on documentation and procedure has

now agreed on guidelines for how the Council will handle similar requests in the future . . .

Council members agree on a VTC alternative for ‘Open debate’ meetings during COVID-19

15 April 2020

Beginning with two debates in April, the Council members have agreed, as an interim measure under COVID-19, on a VTC alternative to 'Open debates' in which non-Council Member States and Permanent Observers may participate through written statements, which can later be published . . .

Alternatives for distributing full texts of statements in the Council

4 October 2015

When a large number of participants are inscribed to speak at a Council meeting, it has become routine for the President to request delegations with lengthy statements to deliver a condensed version when speaking in the Chamber . . .

Presidential Note on the official records for Council meetings

7 January 2015

On 18 December 2014, the Security Council issued a Note by the President (S/2014/922) which contains measures to improve the caliber of the Council’s official meeting records . . .

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