Admission of new Members Note by the Secretary-General (S/2000/5)
|(The Presidency changes each month to the next member in alphabetical order)|
|Mr. Shen Guofang
|Mr. Teixeira da Silva
|Mr. Mohammad Kamal
|Mr. Ben Mustapha
Adoption of the agenda
Admission of new Members
Note by the Secretary-General (S/2000/5)
The Security Council will now begin its consideration of the item on its agenda.
In a letter dated 16 November 1999 addressed to the Secretary-General, the Prime Minister of Tuvalu submitted the application of his country for membership in the United Nations. That letter has been circulated in document S/2000/5.
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 Tuvalu to the Committee on the Admission of New Members for examination and report.
I would propose that the Committee on the Admission of New Members meet today, 28 January, at 3.30 p.m., in Conference Room 7, to consider the application of Tuvalu for membership in the United Nations.