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Agenda Items in 2010-2011 (Part I of the Repertoire)

Part I (formerly Chapter VIII) of the Repertoire provides an overview of the role of the Council in its primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security on each of the agenda items that it is seized of. It is a record of the origins of the Council’s involvement in a particular situation and how it interpreted and applied the Charter and its Provisional Rules of Procedure in connection with this situation.

This part includes summaries of public discussions in the Council, reports and other documents considered during Council meetings, as well as the full text (1946-1999) or summaries (2000-present) of all resolutions, presidential statements or other decisions taken by the Council in meetings on a particular agenda item.

While these studies examine all decisions of the Council and the immediate constitutional and procedural background to those decisions, discussions that relate to specific Charter articles or to the Council’s provisional rules of procedure will generally have been included in case studies in other chapters, for instance on pacific settlement of disputes, Chapter VII of the Charter, and regional arrangements. As a result, more details on specific agenda items are available in other chapters and, from 2000 onwards, cross-references are provided.

For ease of reference, agenda items – the topics under consideration by the Council – have been organized either by region (Africa, Asia, Americas, Europe and Middle East), or by general/thematic items (such as “Children in armed conflict”). For a short description of each agenda item based on the content of the Repertoire, please see the studies by region and topic pages. .


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 in Burundi

5.      The situation in Sierra Leone

6.      The situation in the Great Lakes region  

7.     The situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo

8.      The situation in the Central African Republic

9.    The situation in Guinea-Bissau

10.    The situation in Côte d'Ivoire

11.     Reports of the Secretary-General on the Sudan

12.     Peace consolidation in West Africa

13.    The situation in Chad, the Central African Republic and the subregion

14. Central African Region

15.    Peace and security in Africa

16. The situation in Libya


17.   The question concerning Haiti  


18. The situation in Timor-Leste

19. The situation in Afghanistan

20. Letter dated 22 November 2006 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council

For items relating to non-proliferation and the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, please see "Items relating to non-proliferation" under the Thematic section below.


21. The situation in Cyprus

22. 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)

   Middle East

23. The situation in the Middle East

24. The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question

25. The situation concerning Iraq

 Thematic issues

26.  Items relating to the International Criminal Tribunals

27. Children and armed conflict

28. Threats to peace and security caused by terrorist acts

29. Protection of civilians in armed conflict

30.  Women and peace and security

31. 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

32. United Nations peacekeeping operations

33. Post-conflict peacebuilding

34. Items relating to the maintenance of international peace and security.

A. Maintenance of international peace and security
B. The promotion and strengthening of the rule of law in the maintenance of international peace and security
C. Cooperation between the United Nations and regional organizations in maintaining international peace and security
D. Threats to international peace and security

35. Security Council mission

36.  Items relating to briefings

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