UN Documents for Security Council Working Methods: Notes by the President of the Security Council

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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.
15 July 2016 S/2016/619 This was a presidential note concerning transitional arrangements for newly elected Council members.
22 February 2016 S/2016/170 This was a note by the president of the Council that outlined a set of measures aimed at improving the transparency of the Council’s subsidiary organs, improving the selection process and the preparation of chairs and improving the interaction and coordination among subsidiary organs and between the Council and the subsidiary organs.
10 December 2015 S/2015/944 This was a note in which members changed the period of coverage for all annual reports from 1 August to 31 July to being from 1 January to 31 December, starting with the 2017 report.
18 December 2014 S/2014/922 This was a note by the president on texts of statements and verbatim records.
22 October 2014 S/2014/750 This was a note recording the adoption of the Council's report to the General Assembly covering the period from 1 August 2013 to 31 July 2014.
15 October 2014 S/2014/739 This was a note by the president on speaking order for Council meetings.
4 August 2014 S/2014/565 This was a note by the president of the Council that stressed the need to enhance cooperation and consultation among Council members.
5 June 2014 S/2014/393 This was a note by the President of the Council that proposed measures to improve the effectiveness and continuity of the work of the Council subsidiary bodies.
14 April 2014 S/2014/268 This was a note by the President of the Council that called for wider participation of Council members in the drafting of Council documents.
28 October 2013 S/2013/630 This note of the president of the Council enumerated steps for enhancing cooperation between the Security Council and troop and police-contributing countries.
28 August 2013 S/2013/515 This note by the President focused on ways to improve the Council’s dialogue with non-Council members and bodies.
17 December 2012 S/2012/937 This presidential note stated that Council members supported a process of selection of chairpersons of subsidiary organs, with the participation of all members, in a “balanced, transparent, efficient and inclusive way.”