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CHAPTER 5: Section 4 Changes

Joint statements may be one avenue for fitting Security Council meetings into austerity time limits

15 November 2019

In light of the limits on meeting hours announced for budgetary reasons by the Secretary-General in October 2019, joint statements which replace national statements have considerable timesaving potential, and might be encouraged by Security Council presidencies for particular open debates . . .

Encouragement of joint statements in Council meetings

12 December 2015

For the 2015 annual open debate on the Council’s working methods, the Council President (Spain) stated in its concept note (S/2015/793) that “Joint statements, including from members of the Security Council, are strongly encouraged” . . .

Presidential note on speaking order of Council members

17 October 2014

On 15 October 2014, the Security Council issued a Note by the President (S/2014/739) which, for the first time, addresses in writing a number of practices relating to the speaking order of Council members themselves...

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