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Table and Graph on Number of Security Council



Note: Numerical counts say nothing about the importance of Council actions (one important meeting can be weightier than ten minor ones). In comparing Meetings with Consultations, it should be remembered that Meetings are often very short (just long enough to adopt a resolution, for example), while Consultations typically last a considerable time -- 2-3 hours.










Data compiled by Global Policy Forum with Informations from: the Security Council Practices and Charter Research Branch, Security Council Affairs Division, Department of Political Affairs - United Nations Secretariat

*As of May 1, 2008


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