Repertoire of the Practice of the Security Council 1989-1992

The latest addition to the Repertoire of the Practice of the Security Council has been issued. This sales publication (05.VII.1) provides a guide to the proceedings of the Security Council for the years 1989-1992, a period when the Council's practice expanded in the areas of conflict prevention, peacekeeping, and electoral assistance. This is the eleventh supplement in the series (full list of symbols). The full text of each chapter for all years 1946-1992 is posted on the website of the Security Council. Advanced versions of the forthcoming issues covering the years 1993-2007 are also linked. Each supplement follows the same chapter structure. UN Pulse Permanent Link: Repertoire of the Practice of the Security Council 1989-1992

Human Rights Special Procedures

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has posted United Nations Special Procedures Facts and Figures 2007 (full text, pdf, 740 KB). "Special procedures" is the name given to the mechanisms, such as Independent Experts or Special Rapporteurs, etc., established by the UN to address either specific country situations or thematic issues in all parts of the world. The new brochure provides an overview of their activities for the year, such as country visits, thematic events, joints activities, reports, communications and press statements. The document also provides some examples of the impact of special procedures' work on the ground. UN Pulse Permanent Link: Human Rights Special Procedures