Security Council Subsidiary Bodies
Expected Council Action
In December, the Council is expected to be briefed by the chairpersons of subsidiary bodies whose countries will be finishing their term on the Council.
Ambassador Ivan Barbalić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) will brief the Council on the working group on documentation and other procedural questions.
Ambassador Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti (Brazil) will brief the Council on the Council committee established pursuant to resolution 1533 (2004) concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Council committee established pursuant to resolution 1572 (2004) concerning Côte d’Ivoire.
Ambassador Noël Nelson Messone (Gabon) will brief the Council on the Council committee established pursuant to resolution 1636 (2005) concerning Lebanon.
Ambassador Nawaf Salam (Lebanon) will brief the Council on the Council committee established pursuant to resolution 1521 (2003) concerning Liberia.
Ambassador U. Joy Ogwu (Nigeria) will brief the Council on the Council committee established pursuant to resolution 1518 (2003) concerning Iraq and on the working group on peacekeeping.
The meeting may be followed by a press statement.
In an annual practice dating back to 2002, chairpersons of subsidiary bodies reflect, in their personal capacity, on the work of the subsidiary bodies that they have chaired. In the past, chairpersons have briefed the Council on the key developments and achievements of the subsidiary bodies in the course of implementing their mandates. Chairpersons have also tried to assess the practical effects the regimes imposed by some subsidiary bodies may have had on the situations they were established to address. At times, some have taken the opportunity to assess the working methods and end products of the subsidiary bodies they chaired, as well as an assessment of their mandates and suggestions for their modification and improvement.
The briefing sessions have also provided a forum for the chairs to share with the Council forward-looking suggestions, based on conclusions drawn from their experience. Indeed, some have used the forum to make recommendations for adjusting the mandate and working methods of the subsidiary bodies they have chaired, as well as the resources allotted to the different bodies. Chairpersons have also stressed that these recommendations were aimed, in their own perspective, at enhancing the effectiveness and legitimacy of the Council’s subsidiary bodies.
Security Council Meeting Records of Briefings by Outgoing Subsidiary Body Chairs