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
29 May 2020 S/2020/458 This was the Chair’s summary of the high-level open Arria-formula meeting of the Security Council on the theme “Seventy-five years from the end of the Second World War on European soil”.
19 May 2020 S/2020/418 This was the 15 May open VTC session in lieu of the annual open debate on Working Methods.
7 May 2020 S/2020/372 This was a letter from the Council president for the month of May, Estonia, concerning the working methods during their presidency.
Selected Security Council Meeting Records View All
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”.
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.
Selected General Assembly Documents View All
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.
11 September 2015 A/RES/69/321 This was a General Assembly resolution on the revitalisation of the General Assembly.
Selected Notes by the President of the Security Council View All
10 July 2020 S/2020/2/Rev.3 This was an update to the note by the president that contained a list of chairs of subsidiary bodies.
27 December 2019 S/2019/997 This note addressed the issue of timeline for the preparation of the Council annual report to the General Assembly.
27 December 2019 S/2019/996 This note addressed the issue of the gender pronoun used in the Provisional Rules of Procedure.
Selected Other Documents View All
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.
2 January 2020 S/2020/10 This was the summary statement by the Secretary-General on matters of which the Security Council is seized.