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Informal Consultations


Informal Consultations: A Summary

What are informal consultations? Why are they important? More importantly, why are they controversial? By Natalie Reid.

"Informal Consultations in the Security Council" (January 1999)

A detailed discussion of the secrecy and exclusivity surrounding the informal consultation procedures of the members of the Security Council by a distinguished GPF Associate, Natalie Reid.

General Comments on Council Transparency (October 28, 1997)

A statement by Amb. Monteiro of Portugal. Includes a discussion of the practice of informal consultations of the whole and the implications for efforts towards greater transparency.

Glossary of UNSC Meetings (January 2001)

A concise definitional list of the types of meetings of the UN Security Council - includes a section on informal consultations. From the Permanent Mission of Singapore to the UN, it gives a unique approach by an elected member to enhance the transparency of the work of the Council.


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