UN Documents for Security Council Working Methods: Security Council Presidential Statements

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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.
26 September 1995 S/PRST/1995/48 This presidential statement took note of the conclusions of the General Assembly Working Group that the Council, inter alia, continue to review its working methods.
16 December 1994 S/PRST/1994/81 This presidential statement expressed the Council's intention to hold more open meetings.
4 November 1994 S/PRST/1994/62 This presidential statement outlined procedures that the Council decided to follow to facilitate enhanced consultation and exchange of information with the TCCs.
3 May 1994 S/PRST/1994/22 This statement welcomed enhanced consultations and exchange of information between the Council and the TCCs regarding peacekeeping operations, including their planning, management and coordination. This presidential statement said that regional and subregional organisations should be taken into account when setting up new peacekeeping operations.
28 May 1993 S/25859 This was the statement in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "An agenda for peace: preventive diplomacy, peacemaking, and peace-keeping."
31 January 1992 S/23500 This statement underlined the need for all member states to fulfil their obligations in relation to arms control and disarmament, to prevent the proliferation of WMD; to avoid excessive accumulations and transfers of arms; emphasised the importance of ratification and implementation by states of international and regional arms control arrangements; and recognised that the proliferation of WMD constitutes a threat to international peace and security. It also requested the Secretary-General recommend ways to strengthen and make the UN more efficient.