UN Documents for Security Council Working Methods

Selected Security Council Resolutions View All
21 December 2006 S/RES/1732 This resolution welcomed the report of the Working Group on General Issues of Sanctions and requested its subsidiary bodies to take note of methodological standards and best practices proposed in the report.
19 December 2006 S/RES/1730 This resolution established "a focal point" within the UN Secretariat to process submissions for de-listing under Council resolutions involving targeted sanctions.
26 July 2005 S/RES/1612 This resolution set up the Council's Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict and highlighted the link between illicit trafficking in small arms and the use of child soldiers.
Selected Security Council Presidential Statements View All
30 October 2015 S/PRST/2015/19 This was the first presidential statement adopted by the Council on its own working methods.
31 January 2001 S/PRST/2001/3 This presidential statement decided to establish the Council's working group on peacekeeping operations.
28 March 1996 S/PRST/1996/13 This presidential statement reiterated the desire for enhanced consultation and exchange of information between the Council and TCCs, noted that procedures previously agreed upon to meet this goal had not been fully implemented and agreed on additional procedures to facilitate communication between the Council and the TCCs.
Selected Secretary-General's Reports View All
2 January 2018 S/2018/10 This is the summary statement by the Secretary-General of matters of which the Security Council is seized.
21 August 2000 S/2000/809 This was the report of the Panel on the United Nations Peace Operations (also known as the Brahimi Report).
25 January 1995 S/1995/1 This was the position paper of the Secretary-General, Supplement to An Agenda for Peace, on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the United Nations.
Selected Security Council Letters View All
2 February 2022 S/2022/88 This was a letter from the permanent representative of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines as the 2020-2021 chair of the IWG.
29 April 2021 S/2021/416 This letter transmitted the concept note for a high-level briefing entitled “Upholding Multilateralism and the UN-Centred International System”, which was organised by China, the Security Council president for March.
8 February 2021 S/2021/130 This was the report of the 18th annual workshop for the newly elected members of the Security Council, which was held on 12 and 13 November 2020.
Selected Security Council Meeting Records View All
16 June 2021 S/PV.8798 This was then annual debate on working methods, which was organised jointly by Estonia, the president of the Council in June, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the Chair of the Informal Working Group on Documentation and Other Procedural Questions (IWG). The theme of this year’s open debate was “Agility and innovation: lessons for the future from the COVID-19 pandemic”. Ambassador I. Rhonda King (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines), the Chair of the IWG; Loraine Sievers, co-author of “The Procedure of the UN Security Council (4th edition)”; and Karin Landgren, the Executive Director of Security Council Report, briefed.
14 July 2020 S/PV.8746 This was the Council's first physical meeting since 12 March where they considered and adopted without a vote the draft report of the Security Council to the General Assembly covering 1 January to 31 December 2019.
20 August 2019 S/PV.8597 Meeting records from the Council's adoption of its annual report to the General Assembly for 2018. Presenting the report, its introduction’s drafter, the UK, encouraged future presidencies in charge of presenting the report to the Assembly “to report to Council members on relevant suggestions and observations raised during the debate”.
Selected General Assembly Documents View All
26 April 2022 A/RES/76/262 This General Assembly resolution stipulated that the President of the General Assembly shall convene a formal meeting of the General Assembly within ten working days of a veto being cast by a permanent member of the Security Council.
10 September 2019 A/73/2 This was the 2018 annual report of the Security Council. The Assembly discussed the report in two sessions (on 10 and 12 September) with 27 speakers, including 14 permanent representatives, participating.
28 February 2019 A/RES/47/233 The General Assembly adopted a resolution agreeing to hold a substantive debate on the annual reports from the Security Council.
Selected Notes by the President of the Security Council View All
22 December 2021 S/2021/1074 This note affirmed the Council’s commitment to maintaining its state of readiness under all circumstances.
12 July 2021 S/2021/648 This note addressed the issue of multilingualism.
12 July 2021 S/2021/647 This note underscored the role of the Council President in the implementation of the notes.
Selected Other Documents View All
7 October 2021 S/2021/860 This was a summary of the 2021 open debate.
3 March 2020 S/2020/172 This was a letter from the permanent representatives of Kuwait and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines containing their report from the IWG January 2020 planning retreat.
2 January 2020 S/2020/2 This was a note by the president that contained a list of chairs of subsidiary bodies.