Loraine Sievers

Former Chief of the Security Council Secretariat Branch


In this Book Talk podcast Loraine Sievers joins co-host Gwenith Cross to discuss Loraine Sievers and Sam Daws recent publication: The Procedure of the UN Security Council (Fourth Edition). The book offers a comprehensive explanation of UNSC Procedure, and in this podcast Sievers outlines the origins and intent of this important text.

Additional Resources
Sievers’ Security Council Procedure website
Books by Members post (includes Sam Daws’ bio)
Review of The Procedure of the UN Security Council

Loraine Sievers, Background
Loraine Sievers served the United Nations for over thirty years, concluding her career as Chief of the Security Council Secretariat Branch. Among her primary responsibilities was providing guidance to Council members, particularly each month’s rotating presidency, concerning the Council’s procedures and practices. She also participated as the Secretariat expert to the Security Council Informal Working Group on Documentation and Other Procedural Questions from 2006 to 2011. Previously, Ms. Sievers served as Secretary to the Afghanistan and Sierra Leone Sanctions Committees, Programme Officer in the Iraq Oil for Food Programme, political analyst in the Regional Affairs Division, and speechwriter.

Feature Photo Credit: UN Photo/Mark Garten