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CHAPTER 9: Section 1(g) Changes

Monthly presidency assessments are crucial to preparation of Council's Annual Report (with table)
Most recent update: 4 February 2023

Written monthly assessments by each rotating Security Council presidency were first instituted in 1997, and for many years they were regularly submitted by virtually all Council members. But beginning in 2015, some Council members began to insist that assessments be adopted by consensus, contrary to the original guidelines, and this has led to a marked decrease in published assessments . . . 

Momentum builds to restore status of presidency assessments as national outcomes, not Council consensus documents

Russia and United States, reversing their earlier participation, have not submitted since 2015

Updated on 9 June 2024

Many Council members are now recommitting to publishing monthly presidency assessments. It is hoped that

this momentum will increase, and will also result in greater timeliness, and that Russia and the United States will

resume their participation, making the publication of assessments once again universal . . .

Monthly presidency assessments are crucial to preparation of Council’s Annual Report (with table)

Originally posted 20 Aug. 2019; most recent update 1 Oct. 2020

When the Security Council adopted its 2018 Annual Report on 20 August 2019, this was the third year in a row that the report was overdue by about five months . . . 

In 2019, the Council adopts a presidential note intended to promote more timely submission of its Annual Report to the General Assembly

30 January 2020

On 27 December 2019, after extended negotiation in the Informal Working Group on Documentation and Other Procedural Questions, the Security Council adopted a presidential note representing a new effort by Council members to deal with the chronic lateness of their Annual Report to the General Assembly . . .

Consideration in the Assembly of the Security Council Annual Report

19 December 2014

In 2012 and 2013, and in a number of years prior to 2011, the General Assembly considered the Security Council Annual Report in conjunction with the Assembly agenda item on Security Council reform.  In 2014, . . .

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