UN Documents for Security Council Working Methods: Security Council Letters

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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.
14 February 2019 S/2019/144 This was the report of the 16th annual workshop for the newly elected members of the Security Council, which was held on 29 and 30 November 2018.
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.
13 November 2018 S/2018/1024 This was a letter to the president of the Council from the elected ten and incoming five members.
30 April 2018 S/2018/404 This was the report of the 15th annual workshop for the newly elected members of the Security Council, which was held on 2 and 3 November.
5 April 2018 A/72/849-S/2018/399 These were identical letters from Kuwait requesting that the summary of views and proposals from the open debate on working methods be issued as a document of the Council and General Assembly.
1 February 2018 S/2018/85 This was a letter from the Permanent Representative of Kuwait to the UN to the Secretary-General with the concept note for the ministerial briefing on the theme "Purposes and principles of the Charter of the UN in the maintenance of international peace and security".
24 January 2018 S/2018/66 This letter transmitted the concept note for the 6 February 2018 meeting on working methods.
30 May 2017 S/2017/468 This was the report of the 14th annual workshop for the newly elected members of the Security Council, which was held on 3 and 4 November 2016.
1 July 2016 S/2016/585 This was a concept note circulated by Japan for the open debate on working methods.
26 May 2016 S/2016/506 This was the report of the 13th annual workshop for the newly elected members of the Security Council, which was held on 5 and 6 November 2015.
2 February 2016 S/2016/102 This was a concept note circulated by Venezuela for the debate titled “Working Methods of Security Council Subsidiary Organs”.
1 February 2016 S/2016/103 This was a concept note circulated by Venezuela for the open debate on the topic of “Respect for the principles and purposes of the Charter of the United Nations as a key element for the maintenance of international peace and security”.
12 January 2016 S/2016/35 This was from Spain transmitting the ideas and proposals from participants at the October 2015 open debate on women, peace and security (S/PV.7533 and resumption 1).