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Chapter VIII




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.




Consideration of questions under the responsibility of the Security Council for the maintenance of international peace and security
Table of Contents



1. The situation concerning Western Sahara

2. The situation in Liberia
3. The situation in Somalia
4. The situation concerning Rwanda
5. The situation in Burundi
6. The situation in Sierra Leone
7. Items relating to the Great Lakes Region
A. The situation in the Great Lakes region
B. Humanitarian situation in the Great Lakes region and the Horn of Africa
8. The situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo
9. The situation in the Central African Republic
10. Items relating to peace and security in Africa
A. The situation in Africa
B. Africa's food crisis as a threat to peace and security
11. The situation between Eritrea and Ethiopia
12. The situation in Guinea-Bissau
13. The situation in Cote d'Ivoire
14. Items relating to West Africa
A. Cross-border issues in West Africa
B. Peace consolidation in West Africa
15. Decision of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya to abandon its weapons of mass destruction programmes
17. Security Council meetings in Nairobi
18. Items relating to the African Union: Institutional relationship with the African Union and Briefing by the Chairman of the African Union
19. Briefings by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Defense of Uganda
20. The situation in Chad and the Sudan
21. The situation in Chad, the Central African Republic and the subregion Americas
22. The question concerning Haiti
25. Letter dated 31 March 1998 from the Charge d'affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Papua New Guinea to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council
26. The situation in Myanmar
27. Letter dated 4 July 2006 from the Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council
28. Letter dated 22 November 2006 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council
29. The situation in Cyprus
30. Items relating to the situation in the former Yugoslavia
A. The situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina
B. Security Council resolutions 1160 (1998), 1199 (1998), 1203 (1998), 1239 (1999) and 1244 (1999)
31. The situation in Georgia
32. Briefings by the Chairman-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
33. The Situation in the Middle East
A. United Nations Disengagement Observer Force
B. United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon and developments in the Israel-Lebanon sector
C. Security Council resolution 1559 (2004)
D. Security Council resolution 1595 (2005)
E. The report of the Secretary-General on the Middle East
Thematic Issues
37. Children and armed conflict
38. Threats to peace and security caused by international terrorists acts
40. Small arms
41. General issues relating to sanctions
42. Items relating to the maintenance of international peace and security.
A. The responsibility of the Security Council in the maintenance of international peace and security: HIV/ AIDS and international peacekeeping operations
B. The maintenance of international peace and security: the role of the Security Council in humanitarian crises --- challenges, lessons and the way ahead
C. The maintenance of international peace and security: role of the Security Council in supporting security sector reform
D. The maintenance of international peace and security
43. Women and peace and security
44. Wrap-up discussion on the work of the Security Council for the current month
46. Items relating to the role of business and civil society
A. The role of business in conflict prevention, peacekeeping and post-conflict peacebuilding
47. Items relating to non-proliferation
A. Non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction
B. Non-proliferation
C. Non-proliferation/Democratic People's Republic of Korea
52. Items relating to the rule of law
A. Justice and the rule of law: the United Nations role
B. Strengthening international law: rule of law and maintenance of international peace
53. Post-conflict peacebuilding
54. Threats to international peace and security
(additional items forthcoming)




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