The “lead country” or “penholder” practice for drafting outcome documents (with Table)
Revised on 17 May 2020
At a time when the Security Council is adopting more than 200 outcome documents per year, the role of “lead country” or “penholder” has never been more important. And yet the parameters of this practice are somewhat obscure, as are its origins . . .
Russian Federation and Bolivia use Rule 35 to change voting order for Syria JIM drafts
26 December 2017
On 16 November 2017, the Council convened to take up two draft resolutions on renewing the mandate of the OPCW-UN Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) for Syria, one prepared by the Russian Federation, and the other by the United States . . .
It has long been the Council’s practice that no new co-sponsors can be added after a resolution has been put to a vote. This practice, however, is not set out in writing, and therefore is subject to modification at the Council’s discretion . . .