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Presidential Statements

Presidents of UN organs may make statements in their official capacity in meetings.There are two bodies that issue documents with the title Statement by the President

Symbol of a Security Council Presidential StatementSecurity Council

Security Council presidential statements are made by the President on behalf of the members of the Security Council. Generally issued following consultations, there is no vote on a presidential statement. They are first published as individual documents with the series symbol: S/PRST/year/--

Presidential statements are included in the annual cumulations of Resolutions and Decisions of the Security Council. Before 1994, they were issued without a distinctive symbol pattern.

Human Rights Council

Human Rights Council president's statements are first published as individual documents with the series symbol: A/HRC/PRST/session/-

They are also included in the Report of the Human Rights Council. Each Human Rights Council president's statement indicates whether it was adopted with or without a vote.

Exemple of Human Rights Council Presidential Statements