|Date||4 May 1999|
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Admission of new Members Letter dated 16 April 1999 from the President and Minister for External Affairs of the Republic of Nauru addressed to the Secretary-General (S/1999/478)
|President:||Mr. Dangue Réwaka
|(The Presidency changes each month to the next member in alphabetical order)|
|Mr. Shen Guofang
Adoption of the agenda
Admission of new Members
Letter dated 16 April 1999 from the President and Minister for External Affairs of the Republic of Nauru addressed to the Secretary-General (S/1999/478)
The Security Council will now begin its consideration of the item on its agenda.
In a letter dated 16 April 1999 addressed to the Secretary-General, the President and Minister for External Affairs of the Republic of Nauru submitted the application of his country for membership in the United Nations. That letter has been circulated in document S/1999/478.
Under the provisions of rule 59 of the provisional rules of procedure of the Security Council, unless the Council decides otherwise, an application for membership shall be referred by the President of the Council to the Committee on the Admission of New Members. Accordingly, unless I hear a proposal to the contrary, I shall refer the application of the Republic of Nauru to the Committee on the Admission of New Members for examination and report.
There being no objection, it is so decided.
The date for the meeting of the Committee on the Admission of New Members will be fixed by the President in consultations with the members of the Council.