Security Council Reform: 67th Session



A New Low Point in the Security Council Reform Process: Serious Clashes between the President of the General Assembly and the Chair
On 27 June 2013, the President of the General Assembly, Vuk Jeremic, rather than the Negotiations Chair, Zahir Tanin, presided over a meeting of the intergovernmental negotiations on Security Council Reform, highlighting an ongoing disagreement between the two about how and when to proceed during the current session.

21 Member States Launch ACT, a New Initiative for Better Working Methods of the UN Security Council
by William Pace, 12 May 2013
On Thursday, 2 May 2013, ACT (Accountability, Coherence, and Transparency) officially launched its initiative for better working methods of the Security Council. This initiative is a follow up to the multi-year efforts from the S5, in particular in regard to its draft resolution L.42 Rev.2 from May 2012.

Chapter 1b on Security Council Reform: September 2007-May 2013
7 May 2013
The Center is in the process of updating its 2008 publication "Managing Change at the United Nations." Chapter 1b on Security Council Reform: September 2007-May 2013 is now available online.. The publication is intended to serve as a resource for academics, media, NGOs, and newly arrived diplomats.

No Strong Support for Drafting of Concise Working Document: Chair Proposes to Put Negotiations on "Strategic Hold."
Updated 7 May 2013
On 16 and 17 April 2013, Member States discussed ways on how to proceed with the intergovernmental negotiations on Security Council reform, reacting to the proposals made by the Chair in July 2012. The Chair of the negotiations, Amb.Zahir Tanin of Afghanistan, believes that without a working document that could lead to actual give-and-take negotiations, it might be better to "put the negotiations on strategic hold."

21 countries to present their thinking on "Better Working Methods for today's UN Security Council" on 2 May 2013.

Draft Resolutions on Security Council Reform: Growing Convergence among Developing Countries?
By Lydia Swart, 4 March 2013
Includes draft resolutions from L69 (2012) and CARICOM (2013)

Update on Security Council Reform: Another impasse?
By Lydia Swart, 1 February 2013
An update on Security Council reform efforts from July 2012 - 30 January 2013

Annual debate on the working methods of the Security Council - DPI report
26 November 2012

Joint Debate in the General Assembly on the Report of the Security Council & the Question of equitable representation and increase in its membership - DPI report
15 November 2012