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The Procedure of the UN Security Council$
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Loraine Sievers and Sam Daws

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199685295

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199685295.001.0001

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Decisions and Documents

Decisions and Documents

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(p.373) Chapter 7 Decisions and Documents
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The Procedure of the UN Security Council
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Loraine Sievers

Sam Daws

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199685295.003.0007

This chapter focuses on the decisions of the UN Security Council in the context of the UN Charter. It first describes the formats of decisions before turning to a discussion of Council documents which covers resolutions, statements and letters by the Council President, and monthly forecasts and the Council’s calendar. It then considers the reports of the Secretary-General, communications from private individuals and non-government organisations, and compendium documents. The chapter concludes with an analysis of decisions to recommend appointments of Secretaries-General, decisions relating to United Nations membership, and categories of the Council’s individual documents.

Keywords:   decisions, UN Security Council, UN Charter, documents, resolutions, Secretary-General, communications, appointments, United Nations, letters

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