CHAPTER 5: Section 6 Changes
5 August 2022
Backgrounder on the “penholder” practice for drafting outcome documents (with Table)
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 . . .
A historical overview of the “penholder” practice for drafting Council outcome documents
5 August 2021
Over the history of the Security Council, the practice of “penholding” – that is, the arrangements by which one or
more Council members initiate draft outcome documents – can be viewed as having had three main phases. . .
Resolution 2573 (2021) on protecting critical infrastructure is Council’s latest ‘presidential text’
3 May 2021
On 27 April 2021, during a VTC open debate on ‘Critical infrastructure: The protection of objects indispensable to the survival of the civilian population’, the Security Council adopted 2573 (2021), the third resolution within a year’s time to be a ‘presidential text’, that is, a draft co-sponsored by all 15 Council members . . .