Presidential Statement

A Presidential Statement is often created when the United Nations Security Council cannot reach consensus or are prevented from passing a resolution by a permanent member's veto, or threat thereof. Such statements are similar in content, format, and tone to resolutions, but are not legally binding.[1]

The adoption of a Presidential Statement requires consensus, although Security Council members may abstain. The Statement is signed by the sitting Security Council President.


  1. ^ Matam Farrall, Jeremy (2007). United Nations sanctions and the rule of law. Cambridge University Press. p. 21. ISBN 978-0-521-87802-9.

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