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CHAPTER 5: Section 1 Changes

Russian objection to Ukrainian President Zelenskyy briefing via VTC fails in procedural vote

25 August 2022

At a 24 August 2022 meeting on Ukraine, the Council President (China) stated that he had received a letter from

Ukraine requesting that President Zelenskyy be invited to address the Council via video-teleconference (VTC). 

The Russian representative then took the floor to object and to request a procedural vote . . .

After procedural vote, Council invites Ukraine to participate in Iran non-proliferation meeting

8 July 2023

On 6 July 2023, the Security Council met for its biennial consideration of resolution 2231 (2015). Following

adoption of the agenda, the Russian representative took the floor and questioned the Council President (United

Kingdom) on the proposal to extend an invitation to the representative of Ukraine to participate in the meeting

pursuant to Rule 37 . . .

Turkey complains that blocked from speaking for OIC at 1 June 2018 meeting on Gaza

2 July 2018

On 1 June 2018, the Turkish representative wrote to the Security Council President calling it “deeply regrettable” that his request to speak on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation at a Council meeting on the situation in Gaza “was not accommodated owing to the objection of one permanent member” . . .

At successive meetings, Council Presidents seek to keep Syrian statements to established time limits

22 March 2018

After a series of Council meetings at which the Syrian representative spoke for more than 20 minutes, on 22 February 2018, the Council President (Kuwait) encouraged him to limit his statement to five minutes in accordance with S/2017/507 . . .

DPRK participates in meeting on its nuclear weapons programme for first time since 2006

31 December 2017

On 15 December 2017, for the first time since 2006, a representative of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea participated in a Security Council meeting convened on its nuclear weapons programme . . . 

Letters sent in lieu of speaking at Council meetings

5 July 2015

On 18 June 2015, a letter was addressed to the Security Council President by representatives of the eleven Member States comprising “the informal group of like-minded States on targeted sanctions” (S/2015/459) . . .

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