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
19 July 2019 S/2019/582 This letter called on the Council “to expedite the adoption of the 2018 annual report” and “to submit the report to the Assembly in all working languages at least two weeks before the presentation, to facilitate the report’s substantive discussion”.
29 May 2019 S/2019/450 This was the concept note for the Security Council open debate on the theme “Working methods of the Security Council”, held on 6 June 2019.
11 February 2019 S/2019/129 This was a letter from Sweden to the president of the Security Council containing the assessment of Sweden’s January 2017 presidency of the Security Council.
Selected Security Council Meeting Records View All
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”.
6 June 2019 S/PV.8539 Kuwait, the chair of the Informal Working Group on Documentation and Other Procedural Questions in 2018-2019, organised its second open debate on working methods.
17 December 2018 S/PV.8428 The outgoing chairs of Council subsidiary bodies briefed the Council about their experience, describing the different challenges encountered in the work of each body, sharing lessons learned and providing advice to their successors.
Selected General Assembly Documents View All
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.
11 September 2015 A/RES/69/321 This was a General Assembly resolution on the revitalisation of the General Assembly.
16 May 2012 A/66/PV.108 This was the meeting of the General Assembly in which the S-5 withdrew its draft resolution on working methods.
Selected Notes by the President of the Security Council View All
2 January 2019 S/2019/2 This was a note by the president that contained a list of chairs of subsidiary bodies.
2 January 2018 S/2018/2 This was a note by the president that contained a list of chairs of subsidiary bodies.
30 August 2017 S/2017/507 This was the Note of the Security Council containing the compendium of its working methods.
Selected Other Documents View All
7 January 2019 S/2019/10/Add.1 This was the summary statement by the Secretary-General on matters of which the Security Council is seized.
2 January 2019 S/2019/10 This was the summary statement by the Secretary-General on matters of which the Security Council is seized.
2 January 2015 S/2015/10 This was the summary statement by the Secretary-General on matters of which the Security Council is seized.