Insights: Working Methods

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    Working Methods Open Debate

    Tomorrow (6 February), the Security Council will hold an open debate on working methods. The Executive Director of Security Council Report, Ian Martin, will be the briefer. While no formal outcome is anticipated, Council president Kuwait, which is the chair...

    posted on MON 5 FEB 2018
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    Hitting the Ground Running: The 2017 Finnish Workshop for Incoming Members of the Security Council

    The 15th annual workshop for incoming members of the UN Security Council will be held on 2-3 November, commencing this evening (2 November) in Long Island, New York. The workshop is convened by the government of Finland in cooperation with...

    posted on THU 2 NOV 2017
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    Working Methods Debate

    Tomorrow (19 July), the Japanese Presidency will hold an open debate on the working methods of the Security Council. The debate is taking place on the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Note by the President of the Security...

    posted on MON 18 JUL 2016
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    Wrap-Up Session on the Council’s Work in May

    Tomorrow morning (31 May), the Security Council will hold a public wrap-up session for the month of May. Egypt, Council president in May, has circulated a concept note describing the objectives of the meeting and suggesting issues that members may...

    posted on MON 30 MAY 2016
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    Finnish Workshop for Incoming Members of the Security Council

    The 13th annual workshop for incoming members of the Security Council will be held on 5-6 November, commencing tomorrow evening (5 November), in Long Island, New York. The workshop is convened by the government of Finland in cooperation with the...

    posted on WED 4 NOV 2015
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    Adoption of Working Methods Presidential Statement

    Tomorrow morning (Friday, 30 October), the Council is planning to adopt a presidential statement on its working methods. The draft text was circulated by Angola, New Zealand, and Spain several days after an open debate on Council working methods held...

    posted on THU 29 OCT 2015
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    Working Methods Open Debate

    Tomorrow the Council will hold its sixth annual open debate on working methods. The debate is expected to address key concerns about the working methods of the Council, including transparency, participation, accountability and efficiency. The briefers for the debate will...

    posted on MON 19 OCT 2015
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    Wrap-Up Session on Council’s Work in June

    Tomorrow afternoon (30 June), the Security Council will hold a wrap-up session for the month of June during which Malaysia held the Council presidency. This is only the third wrap-up session to be held in 2015. (Chile and France held...

    posted on MON 29 JUN 2015
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    Council Ministerial Open Debate on the UN Charter

    On Monday (23 February), the Security Council will have a ministerial-level open debate on the UN Charter where Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will brief and member states are expected to reflect on the history of the Charter and reaffirm their commitment...

    posted on SUN 22 FEB 2015
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    Finnish Workshop for Incoming Council Members

    The 12th annual workshop for incoming members of the Security Council will be held for two days (13-14 November), commencing tomorrow afternoon in Long Island, New York. The workshop is organised by the government of Finland in cooperation with the...

    posted on WED 12 NOV 2014
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    Working Methods Debate

    Tomorrow morning (23 October), the Security Council will hold its fifth annual open debate on Council working methods. Ambassador María Cristina Perceval (Argentina), the chair of the Informal Working Group on Documentation and Other Procedural Questions, will brief. , There...

    posted on WED 22 OCT 2014
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    Adoption of the Security Council Annual Report

    Tomorrow ( 22 October), the Council is expected to adopt its annual report to the General Assembly covering the period from 1 August 2013 through 31 July 2014. (Under Article 24(3) of the UN Charter, the Security Council must submit...

    posted on TUE 21 OCT 2014
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    First Public Wrap-up Session Since 2005

    On 30 July, the Security Council will hold a “wrap-up session&#8221 for the month of July during which Rwanda held the Council presidency. The meeting will be held under the agenda item “Implementation of Note S/2010/ 507 (Wrap-up Session)” with...

    posted on TUE 29 JUL 2014
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    2013 Finnish Workshop for Incoming Council Members

    The 11th workshop for incoming members of the Security Council will be held for two days (21-22 November), starting this afternoon,in Long Island, New York. The workshop is organised by the government of Finland in cooperation with the Security Council...

    posted on THU 21 NOV 2013
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    Annual Debate on Working Methods

    Tomorrow morning (29 October) the Security Council will hold its fourth annual debate on Council working methods. Ambassador María Cristina Perceval (Argentina), the chair of the Informal Working Group on Documentation and Other Procedural Questions, will kick off the discussion....

    posted on MON 28 OCT 2013