About Security Council Report

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Security Council Report (SCR) is an independent not-for-profit organisation. It was founded on the belief that consistent, balanced, high-quality information about the activities of the UN Security Council and its subordinate bodies is essential to the effective performance of the Council and that this information should also be available to a wider group of stakeholders and the general public.

To that end, SCR publishes an objective and analytical monthly report on the Council’s current and prospective programme of work (Monthly Forecasts). This is supplemented by longer published reports on key thematic issues on the agenda of the Council (Cross-Cutting Reports) and a “real-time” electronic feed of insights on developments in the Council (whatsinblue.org). Through its more ad hoc Special Research Reports and Update Reports, SCR also covers developments that deserve particular attention but do not fit the timelines or templates of our other published products..

Upon request, SCR works with incoming Council members on a one to one basis to assist with capacity-building on Council practice and procedure. More widely SCR works with Council members and a range of stakeholders to deepen the analysis of issues before the Council. SCR is neutral and does not take positions on the substance of issues before the Council.

Sponsoring Governments and Foundations 



The Carnegie Corporation
The Ford Foundation
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation 


New Zealand

Board Members 

Joshua Mintz (Chair)
Vice President and General Counsel, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation 

Paul Brest
Former President, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Professor Emeritus, Stanford Law School

Barry Lowenkron
Executive Vice President, The German Marshall Fund

Ambassador Geir O Pedersen
Permanent Representative of Norway to the United Nations 

Ambassador Guillermo Rishchynski
Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations

Ambassador Paul Seger
Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations


Joanna Weschler, Deputy Executive Director and Director of Research

Amanda Roberts, Coordinating Editor and Senior Research Analyst 

Shamala Kandiah Thompson, Editor of What’s In Blue and Senior Research Analyst 

Astrid Forberg Ryan, Senior Research Analyst and Development Officer

Victor Casanova Abos, Research Analyst

Charles Cater, Research Analyst

Dahlia Morched, Research Analyst and Communications Coordinator

Paul Romita, Research Analyst

Eran Sthoeger, Research Analyst

Benjamin Villanti, Research Analyst

Robbin VanNewkirkPublications Coordinator

Vladimir Sesar, Research Associate

Lindiwe Knutson, Research Assistant

Maritza Tenerelli, Administrative Assistant 

Stevenson Swanson, Editorial Consultant 

International Advisory Group

The Board of Security Council Report decided in September 2005 to establish an International Advisory Group to: provide structured feedback to SCR on the effectiveness and relevance of SCR products and recommendations for improvement; assist SCR to build relationships and linkages and facilitate high level access and contacts; provide ad hoc advice, on an individual or collective basis, related to specific issues or situations within the expertise of the member or members concerned; and advocate on behalf of SCR, in support of its mission and vision, and draw attention of decision makers and potential future donors to its work and products. 

Click here for the full membership of the International Advisory Group

Annual Reports

Security Council Report was incorporated on 17 November 2004 in New York as a not-for-profit organisation.  Annual financial reports and auditors’ reports will be published here as they become available.

Click here for the full list of Annual Reports

A copy of the latest Financial Report and registration filed by this organisation may be obtained by contacting Security Council Report. 

Speeches & Media

Security Council Report has been cited by Al Jazeera, the Associated Press, ARD German TV, BBC, CBC, CNN, Economist, Financial Times, Foreign Policy, Huffington Post, New York Times, El Pais, Radio New Zealand, Reuters, Swiss Radio, UN Radio and other media groups. Additionally, SCR regularly participates in international conferences. Live links to such interviews, print media, speeches and statements can be found here.