Chapter

Subsidiary Organs

Sydney D. Bailey and Sam Daws

in The Procedure of the UN Security Council

Third edition

Published in print April 1998 | ISBN: 9780198280736
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598746 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198280734.003.0007
 Subsidiary Organs

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Discusses subsidiary organs of the UN Security Council, the establishment of which is empowered by Article 29 of the UN Charter. The first section of the chapter describes organs concerned with Council procedure: the Committee of Experts (details are tabulated of tasks entrusted to this committee and of its reports for the period 1946–1996); and the Committee on Council Meetings away from Headquarters. The second section describes the organs concerned with membership: the Committee on Admission of New Members (details are tabulated of applications for membership from 1946 to 1996); and the Committee of Experts established for the admission of mini‐States. The third section describes organs concerned with the maintenance of international peace and security: fact‐finding missions; peacekeeping operations; international tribunals; sanctions committees; UN peace‐enforcement; and other miscellaneous organs for the maintenance of international peace and security. The last section describes one other subsidiary body of the UN Security Council: the Informal Working Group of the Security Council concerning the Council's documentation and other procedural questions.

Keywords: documentation; membership; peacekeeping; procedures; subsidiary organs; UN Charter; UN Security Council

Chapter.  15300 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: International Relations

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