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Repertoire of the practice of the security council: Supplement 2000-2003

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The Repertoire published by the United Nations Secretariat serves as a guide to the proceedings of the Security Council from its first meeting in 1946 onwards. It presents new trends in the Council's application of the UN Charter and its provisional rules of procedure. It is the only such official record and is based solely on the deliberations of the Council, its decisions and other official documentation before the Council. In the series of the Repertoire the fourteenth Supplement covers the years 2000 to 2003. It describes how during this period the Council responded to fresh challenges and threats to peace and security through new approaches to conflict prevention, peacekeeping and peace-building.

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Provisional rules of procedure of the security council and related procedural developments

Article 30 of the Charter of the United Nations provides that the Security Council shall adopt its own rules of procedure, including the method of selecting its President. The Preparatory Commission of the United Nations, established 26 June 1945 to make provisional arrangements for the first sessions of the organs of the United Nations, including the Security Council, discussed at some length whether it should recommend provisional rules of procedure to the Security Council or whether the rules should be formulated from inception by the Council. The text of the rules as recommended was a compromise between those who desired more comprehensive rules and those who considered that the whole subject should be left to the Security Council.

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