Adopting Resolution 1999 (2011) Without Vote, Security Council Recommends Admission of Republic of South Sudan as United Nations Member

13 July 2011
SC/10322

Adopting Resolution 1999 (2011) Without Vote, Security Council Recommends Admission of Republic of South Sudan as United Nations Member

13 July 2011
Security Council
SC/10322
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Security Council

6582nd Meeting (AM)

Adopting Resolution 1999 (2011) Without Vote, Security Council Recommends

 

Admission of Republic of South Sudan as United Nations Member

 

Statement Notes with Great Satisfaction Country’s Commitment to Uphold Charter

The Security Council today recommended to the General Assembly that the Republic of South Sudan be admitted as a Member of the United Nations, adopting resolution 1999 (2011) without a vote.

In a statement (S/PRST/2011/14) read out during a formal meeting by Guido Westerwelle, Foreign Minister of Germany, which holds the Security Council’s presidency for the month of July, the 15-nation body noted with great satisfaction the Republic of South Sudan’s solemn commitment to uphold the purposes and principles of the Charter and to fulfil all the obligations therein.

“We look forward to the Republic of South Sudan joining us as a Member of the United Nations and to working closely with its representatives,” the Council President said.

The General Assembly is expected to act on the Council’s recommendation at plenary meeting tomorrow morning.

Today’s meeting, which was attended by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, began at 10:11 a.m. and ended at 10:20 a.m.

Resolution

The full text of Security Council resolution 1999 (2011) reads as follows:

The Security Council,

Having examined the application of the Republic of South Sudan for admission to the United Nations (S/2011/418),

Recommends to the General Assembly that the Republic of South Sudan be admitted to membership in the United Nations.”

Presidential Statement

The full text of presidential statement S/PRST/2011/14 reads as follows:

“The Security Council has decided to recommend to the General Assembly that the Republic of South Sudan be admitted as a Member of the United Nations.  On behalf of the members of the Security Council, I wish to extend my congratulations to the Republic of South Sudan on this historic occasion.

“The Council notes with great satisfaction the Republic of South Sudan’s solemn commitment to uphold the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations and to fulfil all the obligations contained therein.

“We look forward to the Republic of South Sudan joining us as a Member of the United Nations and to working closely with its representatives.”

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