Admission of new Members Note by the Secretary-General (S/2002/558).
|(The Presidency changes each month to the next member in alphabetical order)|
|Mr. Chungong Ayafor
|Mr. Wang Donghua
|Mr. Boubacar Diallo
Adoption of the agenda
Admission of new Members
Note by the Secretary-General (S/2002/558)
The Security Council will now begin its consideration of the item on its agenda.
In a letter dated 20 May 2002 addressed to the Secretary-General, the President and the Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of East Timor submitted the application of their country for membership in the United Nations. Their letter has been circulated in document S/2002/558.
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 Democratic Republic of East Timor to the Committee on the Admission of New Members for examination and report.
As I hear no objection, it is so decided.
I propose that the Committee on the Admission of New Members meet tomorrow at 10 a.m., in Conference Room 7, to consider the application of the Democratic Republic of East Timor for membership in the United Nations.