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CHAPTER 5: Section 2 Changes

Council’s fourth ever vote under Rule 39 rejects a briefer on Ukraine proposed by Russia

28 March 2023

At a meeting convened on 17 March 2023 to take up humanitarian issues relating to Ukraine, as the result of a

procedural vote, a proposal by Russia to extend an invitation under Rule 39 to a briefer from the "Donetsk

People's Republic" was rejected, with possible implications for the future . . . 

Rare rule 39 vote on inviting a briefer highlights question of how procedural votes are formulated

31 October 2020

At a meeting held on 5 October 2020, when objection was raised to inviting a briefer proposed by the Russian Federation as Council President, two alternative ways of approaching the requested procedural vote were put forward . . .

Irregular invitation to the Chair of the Peacebuilding Commission

12 December 2015

At the 20 October 2015 open debate on the Council’s working methods, the President extended an invitation to participate pursuant to Rule 37 to Sweden’s Ambassador in his national capacity, rather than his capacity as Chair of the Peacebuilding Commission . . .

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