When have the Provisional Rules of Procedure of the Security Council been amended?
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The Provisional Rules of Procedure of the Security Council were adopted during the 1st meeting of the Security Council on 17 January 1946. At this meeting the Council decided to create Committee of Experts on the Rules of Procedure. Document S/96 contains the text of the Provisional Rules of Procedure of the Security Council, as adopted at its 1st meeting and amended at its 48th meeting on 24 June 1946.

Between the 1st and 48th meeting, amendments to the rules were discussed during the following meetings:

The following resolutions amended the Provisional Rules of Procedure of the Security Council.

  • S/RES/26(1947): on the rules related to the Security Council's relations with other UN organs, specifically the ICJ.
  • S/RES/37(1947): on inclusion of revised rules of the Security Council related to the admission of new members.
  • S/RES/263(1969): on inclusion of Russian and Spanish among the working languages of the Security Council
  • S/RES/345(1974): on inclusion of Chinese among the working languages of the Security Council
  • S/RES/528(1982): on inclusion of Arabic among the working languages of the Security Council

The Provisional Rules of Procedure have been revised seven times since the first version. The latest version of Provisional Rules of Procedure of the Security Council, adopted in 1983, is found in S/96/Rev.7.

Further research on the work of the Security Council is available from the resources linked below.



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