The Security Council today unanimously adopted its annual report to the General Assembly covering the period from 1 January to 31 December 2022.
João Genésio de Almeida Filho (Brazil), whose delegation coordinated the drafting of the report’s introduction, presented the text to the 15-nation organ.
“At those times, we lived up to the expectations and responsibilities placed on us by the United Nations,” he reported, spotlighting Council resolution 2642 (2022) — which renewed the authorization for cross-border humanitarian assistance for Syria for six months — and Council resolution 2699 (2022) — the first ever resolution on Myanmar in which the organ expressed its firm support for concrete measures and an end to the violence — as two eloquent examples.
“In both cases, the Council successfully fulfilled its mandate under the UN Charter,” he continued, emphasizing: “It will not always be possible to bridge the divisions among us. However, the realization that cooperation is viable even in one of the most difficult periods in the Council’s history should renew our faith in the mission of this body.”
By the terms of the Charter of the United Nations, the Security Council is tasked with submitting an annual report to the General Assembly that contains a summary of its work and the activities of its subsidiary bodies — including counter-terrorism committees, sanctions committees, working groups and international tribunals it has established.
The report’s adoption will be reflected in a note by the President, to be issued as document S/2023/369.
The meeting began at 10:03 a.m. and ended at 10:09 a.m.