The meeting was presided over by His Excellency Thomas Byrne, Minister of State for European Affairs of Ireland.
The agenda was adopted without objection.
The President invited the representatives of Italy and South Africa to participate in the meeting in accordance with rule 37 of the Council's provisional rules of procedure.
The President invited the following briefers to participate in the meeting in accordance with rule 39 of the Council's provisional rules of procedure: Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs; Mr. Robert Floyd, Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization; and Ms. Magdalene Wangui Wanyaga, Member of CTBTO Youth (via video-teleconference).
The Council began its consideration of the item and heard briefings by Ms. Nakamitsu, Mr. Floyd and Ms. Wangui Wanyaga.
A statement was made by the President, speaking in his capacity as the Minister of State for European Affairs of Ireland.
Statements were made by His Excellency Rein Tammsaar, Deputy Foreign Minister of Estonia; His Excellency Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Foreign Secretary of India; and the representatives of Mexico, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (speaking on behalf of the three African members of the Security Council: Kenya, Niger and Tunisia, as well as Saint Vincent and the Grenadines), the Russian Federation, France, the United States of America, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern America, Norway, Viet Nam and China.
The Council heard statements by the representatives of Italy and South Africa.