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Report of the Security Council

1 August 2011-31 July 2012

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Official Records of the Report of the Security Council (1 August 2011-31 July 2012).

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Military Staff Committee

The Military Staff Committee, established pursuant to Article 47 of the Charter of the United Nations, functioned continually under its revised draft rules of procedure during the period under review. The Committee held a total of 26 meetings. Twenty-two meetings included the participation of representatives of the Office of Military Affairs of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations. Sixteen meetings focused specifically on current United Nations peacekeeping missions: four on the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei, three on the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, two on the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti, two on the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire, one on the United Nations Mission in Liberia, one on the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, one on the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, one on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force and the United Nations Supervision Mission in the Syrian Arab Republic and one on the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur. Two meetings focused on missions led by the Department of Political Affairs: one on the United Nations Support Mission in Libya and one on the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq. Three meetings concerned the African Union Mission in Somalia. Three meetings focused on thematic issues, including technical assessment missions, military capability studies and highlights of the activities of the Office of Military Affairs, and a study on helicopter force generation challenges by the New York University Center on International Cooperation. Two meetings focused on briefings by high-level visitors, the Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Federation and the Chief of the General Staff of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. At 23 of the 26 meetings, military representatives of elected members of the Security Council participated informally in the work of the Committee.

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