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5769th Meeting (PM)
SECURITY COUNCIL ADOPTS ANNUAL REPORT TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY
In a brief meeting this afternoon, the Security Council adopted its annual report to the General Assembly for the period 1 August 2006 to 31 July 2007.
The annual report is required under Article 15, paragraph 1, and Article 24, paragraph 3, of the United Nations Charter.
In introductory remarks, Council President Leslie Kojo Christian (Ghana) said the introduction of the draft report had been prepared by the delegation of China, while the factual information in the report had been prepared by the Secretariat, in line with the revised format agreed upon by the Council in 2002, as set out in the President’s note of 22 May 2002 (document S/2002/199,see also Press Release SC/7514 of 26 September 2002) and now incorporated in the President’s note of 19 July 2006 (document S/2006/507).
Before adoption of the report, Slovakia’s representative, the current Chairman of the Security Council Informal Working Group on Documentation and Other Procedural Questions, praised the Chinese delegation for its work on the analytic introductory section of what he called a very important report, given the Council’s increasingly complex workload. He said, however, that further improvements could be made in conveying the key political messages of the Council’s activity. For that reason, he proposed that the activities of the Council’s subsidiary bodies and the import of each decision should be included in the introduction. In addition, he proposed that two or three Council members, including at least one permanent member or a non-permanent Member in the second year of its term, should produce the introduction.
The representative of China also spoke, thanking the Secretariat for its effort in preparing the report, calling the results accurate, balanced and full of useful information. He hoped it would enhance the transparency of the work of the Council. Consideration of further improvements should become part of next year’s drafting procedure.
The report was adopted, as corrected, without a vote, and will be published as document A/62/2.
The meeting began at 3:40 p.m. and adjourned at 3:50 p.m.
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