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Arria-formula meetings at the Security Council, 1992-2017 

Source: Security Council Repor t, www.


The graph shows the regular annual recourse to a type of UN Security Council meeting: the “Arria Formula.” These informal meetings – which bear the name of a Venezuelan representative to the UN in 1992 – enable members of the Security Council to have “frank” discussions (as opposed to “diplomatic” discussions) with invited guests (both governmental and non-governmental).


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