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

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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.
7 December 2006 S/2006/942 On 6 December 2006, the Security Council considered its draft report to the General Assembly covering the period from 1 August 2005 to 31 July 2006.
19 July 2006 S/2006/507 This note described the outcome of the six months of work of the Informal Working Group in 2006 under the leadership of Japan.
7 February 2006 S/2006/78 This note contained the updated descriptive index of notes and statements by the Council president relating to documentation and procedure.
31 January 2006 S/2006/66 This note by the President of the Security Council contained the updated list of the subsidiary bodies of the Security Council.
23 December 2004 S/2004/1014 This note extended the mandate of the Working Group on Sanctions until 31 December 2005 and that expanded its mandate, inter alia, to improve archives and databases in the Secretariat and strengthen cooperation between sanctions committees, monitoring bodies and regional organisations.
2 December 2004 S/2004/939 This note superseded the note of 22 November 2002 (S/2002/1276) and emphasised that newly elected members of the Council would be invited to attend both formal and informal meetings of subsidiary bodies, rather than just formal meetings, for one month preceding their term.
18 December 2003 S/2003/1185 This note extended the mandate of the Working Group on Sanctions until 31 December 2004.
22 November 2002 S/2002/1276 This note established that newly elected Council members would be invited to attend informal consultations of the Council and formal meetings of subsidiary bodies for one month prior to their term and that if an incoming member were assuming the presidency in the first two months of its term, it would be able to attend informal consultations for two months preceding its term.
6 September 2002 S/2002/1000 The Council produced the first index to its working methods, listing the symbols and subject matters of its previous documents on working methods in a single document.