Formal meetings of the Security Council are entitled to verbatim coverage. The documents, which include the statements and speeches made during the meeting, are identified by the prefix "S/PV." and are official meeting records. The preparatory work for formal meetings is conducted in informal consultations for which no public record exists.
Note: Press releases also provide a summary of the Security Council meetings as well as the unofficial text of the resolutions and presidential statements adopted at the meetings. However, it is important to remember that press releases are not considered official records.
|Records of the Security Council Meetings|