Updated on 7 January 2015


Section 3: Subsidiary bodies concerned with Council procedure

(c): Informal Working Group on Documentation and Other Procedural Questions


Adoption of new procedural Notes


Discussion in the Informal Working Group under the chairmanship of Argentina led to the adoption of seven Notes by the President during the years 2013 and 2014.  In addition to Notes S/2013/515, S/2013/630 and S/2014/268, which are described in the book on pages 15, 128 and 486, the following additional Notes were adopted:


•  S/2014/393, of 5 June 2014, sets out "practical measures" for "improving the effectiveness of the work of the Council and ensuring continuity in the work of its subsidiary bodies" (see update posted under Section 7 of this Chapter for details).


•  S/2014/565, adopted on 4 August 2014, was based on proposals made by Pakistan the previous year.  The Note sets out guidelines for enhancing intra-Council dialogue and communication among all Council members, particularly in crises "or fast-evolving situations". The Note recognizes the important role of the Council President in this regard, including in facilitating communication and exchange of information.  


•  S/2014/739, adopted on 15 October 2014, addresses matters relating to the speaking order of Council members (see update posted under Chapter 5, Section 4 of this website for details). 


•  S/2014/922, adopted on 18 December 2014, sets out measures with regard to the Council’s official records (see update posted under Chapter 2, Section 2 of this website for details).


(This update supplements page 486 of the book.)