Talk:President of the United Nations Security Council

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Wang Min?[edit]

this source says that a Wang Min was UNSC President for June 2012, but the only Wang Min on Wikipedia is this one, I think. So I did nothing so far. --\color{Blue}\mathcal{M}\color{Blue}\vec{( r\ ,}\color{Blue}t ) = ? 10:14, 3 September 2012 (UTC)

No meetings[edit]

I'm looking at the sources for the 1950s, and lots of the presidents listed have in fact held no meetings during their month. This reduces their significance, as they were presidents of the UNSC in name only. This should be noted somehow in the list, and I am not sure what would be the best way of doing this. Note them with a symbol (John Doe*, where it is stated that * means he held no meetings), colour them gray, or what? \color{Blue}\mathcal{M}\color{Blue}\vec{( e\ ,}\color{Blue}t ) = ? 12:18, 9 October 2012 (UTC)

I'm not sure that it's necessary. From what I understand, hardly anything ever happens in the UN SC in January every year, since that is kind of the "holiday month" for UN Permanent Reps. The UN SC only meets that month in cases of emergency. The significance of the President is going to be more or less depending on what happens in any given month. Good Ol’factory (talk) 03:56, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

6 names[edit]

If someone could add the official names of the title of the president in the Official languages of the United Nations, that would be most appreciated. I did what I could with French and Spanish, but I'm not really certain about it. --\color{Blue}\mathcal{M}\color{Blue}\vec{( e\ ,}\color{Blue}t ) = ? 17:45, 9 October 2012 (UTC)

"changes too often to make this worthwhile"[edit]

Good Olfactory, could you explain to me how is a single edit per month too often for it to be worthwhile? The current President should be named at the beginning of the article for ease of access - why should we make people have to scroll through over 60 years of UNSC Presidents, if they only want to know who the current office holder is? And yes, other representatives of the given country will probably take the seat of President during that month, but this is discussed in the Identity section of the article, and it is expected of the reader to understand this when seeing the name given in the infobox. --\color{Blue}\mathcal{M}\color{Blue}\vec{( e\ ,}\color{Blue}t ) = ? 15:00, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

Mainly because no one updates it in a timely fashion. Every time I go to the page (which is not that often, but a couple of times per month), it is out of date. If users are going to update it in a timely fashion, then fine. But I haven't seen it happening. Good Ol’factory (talk) 03:53, 16 February 2013 (UTC)
Well, I still think that slightly outdated is better than non-existent, but we can agree to disagree. I will try and update the infobox and lede in March as soon as possible. --\color{Blue}\mathcal{M}\color{Blue}\vec{( e\ ,}\color{Blue}t ) = ? 10:58, 16 February 2013 (UTC)
If it's included, but not updated in a timely fashion, then the page is somewhat wrong for significant periods of time. If it's not included, then the pages is more correct during those times. Good Ol’factory (talk) 21:28, 17 February 2013 (UTC)

March update[edit]

It states here that Russia has assumed the Presidency, and it states here that Churkin is the head of the Russian mission, but to put the two together and claim that Churkin is the President of the UNSC for March would be not really encyclopedic. No direct sources yet. --\color{Blue}\mathcal{M}\color{Blue}\vec{( e\ ,}\color{Blue}t ) = ? 10:34, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

Lost sources![edit]

The UN site has changed, so all is unsourced up until 2005. I haven't found different sources yet. --\color{Blue}\mathcal{M}\color{Blue}\vec{( e\ ,}\color{Blue}t ) 14:23, 9 January 2014 (UTC)