Typos in the New Security Council Resolution?Posted: July 22, 2015
I’ve just been reading over the official text of Resolution 2231 on the U.N. website, which is the Security Council resolution endorsing the JCPOA. It appears to me that there are at least two typos in the text. I’m kind of amazed they got through the review process. I picked up on them in the first read.
Here’s the first:
- Decides, acting under Article 41 of the Charter of the United Nations, that, upon receipt by the Security Council of the report from the IAEA described in paragraph :5
I’m pretty sure the colon was supposed to come after the number 5. Not a big deal in and of itself, but it’s really just a proofreading matter.
The second is a bit worse:
- Decides, acting under Article 41 of the Charter of the United Nations, that the terminations described in Annex B and paragraph this of 8 resolution shall not occur if the provisions of previous resolutions have been applied pursuant to paragraph 12;
Paragraph this of 8 resolution? Again, obviously just a switch of words. But this is the text that is up on the U.N. website, and it’s kind of an important legal document. Check it for yourself.
UPDATE: The typos have apparently now been fixed. I know that appropriate staff at the U.N. Security Council Secretariat Branch were notified and asked to do so.