No Strong Support for Drafting of Concise Working Document: Chair Proposes to Put Negotiations on "Strategic Hold."

On 16 and 17 April 2013, Member States discussed ways on how to proceed with the intergovernmental negotiations on Security Council reform which continue to be rather slow, repetitive, and contentious.

The chair of the negotiations, Permanent Representative Zahir Tanin of Afghanistan, had hoped to have such a meeting much earlier, at the end of January, but, according to numerous sources, the current President of the General Assembly, Vuk Jeremic, had disagreed.

In July 2012, Tanin had made bold proposals on how to move the process forward. He suggested that:

Draft Resolutions on Security Council Reform: Growing Convergence among Developing Countries?

The L69 group drafted a resolution on Security Council Reform in 2012 and on 25 February 2013, a very similar resolution was circulated by CARICOM. According to the cover letter, the latter resolution was sent to the Chair of the negotiations, Amb. Zahir Tanin of Afghanistan, and also distributed to all members of the L69 and African Groups.

Draft Resolutions on Security Council Reform: Growing Convergence Among Developing Countries?

The L69 group drafted a resolution on Security Council Reform in 2012 and since late February 2013, a very similar resolution has been circulated by CARICOM. According to the cover letter, the latter resolution was sent to the Chair of the negotiations, Amb. Zahir Tanin of Afghanistan, and also distributed to the L69 and African Group.

An update on Security Council reform negotiations: Another impasse?

30 January 2013
by Lydia Swart
An update on Security Council reform efforts from July 2012 - 30 January 2013

On 25 July 2012, Amb. Zahir Tanin, Chair of the negotiations on Security Council Reform, wrote a letter to Member States in which he not only outlined the last four years of negotiations, but also made a bold move by making specific recommendations on how to move forward:

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