Secretariat Branch

Security Council Secretariat Branch (SCSB): directly supports the daily work of the Council, especially its rotating monthly presidency, facilitates the holding of its formal and informal meetings and other activities, manages the Council’s monthly and daily programme of work, provides procedural advice and supports Council missions to countries and regions of concern.

Key planning documents prepared by the Branch include the Monthly Forecast, the monthly Provisional Programme of Work, the Daily Programme and Agenda, and the Reporting/ Mandate cycles. The Branch also contributes to the drafting of key official documents including the Security Council’s Annual Report to the General Assembly, the Volumes of Resolutions and Decisions and the list of matters of which the Council is seized. In addition, the Branch arranges the publication of official Security Council documents, including letters received and sent by the Council President and reports by the Secretary-General. The Branch ensures that draft decisions (e.g. resolutions and presidential statements) are ready for adoption in all official languages and their subsequent publication and dissemination following adoption.

How to contact SCAD

You can contact the Security Council via the branches of SCAD.

Security Council Secretariat Branch 

For official communications to the rotating presidency of the Security Council.


Telephone: +1 (212) 963 5258

Security Council Subsidiary Organs Branch

For official communications regarding the Security Council’s Sanctions Committees and other subsidiary organs.

General Telephone Number: +1 (212) 963-4574

Contacts for the Subsidiary Organs

Security Council Practices and Charter Research Branch

For questions regarding The Repertoire of the Practice of the Security Council about the past and contemporary practice of the Security Council.


Ask DAG!

For general questions regarding the work of the Security Council, please go to Ask Dag!, a service provided by the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Library.