Chapter VIII of the Repertoire focuses on the substance of each of the questions included in the agenda of the Security Council that relate to its responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. The range of agenda items covers broadly those that may be deemed to fall under Chapters VI and VII of the Charter.
The overview of the proceedings of the Council provided in chapter VIII constitutes a framework within which the procedural developments recorded in chapters I to VII of the Repertoire and legal and constitutional discussions recorded in chapters X to XII may be considered. Chapter VIII also examines the substantive aspects of the Council’s practice that are not covered in other chapters of the Repertoire.
The agenda items are grouped by region, for ease of reference, with an additional category of thematic issues. Within each region, items are listed in the order in which they were first included in the agenda of the Council.