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

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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.”
12 December 2012 S/2012/922 This presidential note contained language aimed at enhancing interaction with member states, such as suggesting that Council members alternate their interventions with non-Council members during open debates. The note also encouraged the inclusion of more substantive information in the Council's annual report.
5 June 2012 S/2012/402 This note expressed members' commitment to several efficiency-enhancing working methods modifications.
26 July 2010 S/2010/507 This was a note which focused on enhancing Council transparency, as well as interaction and dialogue with non-Council members.
31 December 2008 S/2008/847 This was the result of the 2008 work of the Informal Working Group on Documentation revising procedures regarding the list of items with which the Council is seized.
19 December 2007 S/2007/749 This was the note in which the Council reaffirmed its commitment to enhancing the efficiency and transparency of its work and listed additional measures the Council agreed on in 2007 and committed itself to implement.
25 October 2007 S/2007/627 On 25 October 2007, the Security Council considered its draft report to the General Assembly covering the period from 1 August 2006 to 31 July 2007.