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CHAPTER 4: Section 2 Changes

Two back-to-back 2018 Council meetings highlighted issues of agenda item formulation

30 January 2022

On 26 November 2018, the Security Council President opened a meeting on events that had occurred the previous day in the Kerch Strait and, as requested by the Russian Federation when it called for the meeting, presented the sub-item of the proposed agenda as  “Violation of the borders of the Russian Federation” . . .

20 May 2019 meeting on Ukraine, requested by Russia, raises complex procedural issues

Posted on 26 June 2019

A 20 May 2019 meeting on Ukraine, requested by the Russian Federation, raises complex procedural issues as to convening meetings when there is opposition and determining what constitutes appropriate statements . . .

Procedural vote blocks briefing in formal Council meeting on human rights in Syria

21 March 2018

On 19 March 2018, after objections were raised by the Russian and Chinese representatives, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights was prevented, by a procedural vote, from briefing the Security Council on the human rights situation in Syria . . .

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