Repertoire Of The Practice Of The Security Council
Security Council

Chapter VIII



Chapter VIII indicates the chain of proceedings on the substance of each of the questions included in the report of the Security Council to the General Assembly under the heading “Questions considered by the Security Council under its responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security”. The range of questions covers broadly those that may be deemed to fall under chapters VI and VII of the Charter. Ancillary material from the provisional verbatim records bearing on relevant Articles of the Charter is presented in chapters X-XII.

As an outline of the proceedings of the Council in respect of the questions included in its agenda, chapter VIII constitutes a framework within which the ancillary legal and constitutional discussion recorded in chapters X-XII may be considered. The chapter is therefore an aid to the examination of the deliberations of the Council expressly related to the provisions of the Charter within the context of the chain of proceedings on the agenda item.

The questions are dealt with by region, for ease of reference. There is also a category of general issues.

The framework of the material for each question is provided by the succession of decisions within the purview of this chapter. Decisions related to the subject-matter of chapters I-VI of the Repertoire are, with certain exceptions, omitted as not relevant to the purpose of this chapter or of the ancillary chapters X-XII. The decisions are recorded in uniform manner. Affirmative decisions are included under a heading indicative of the content of the decision: be it in the form of a resolution, presidential statement or letter from the President of the Security Council to the Secretary-General. Negative decisions are entered under a heading indicative of the origin of the proposal or draft resolution. Affirmative decisions have been reproduced in full as constitutive of the practice of the Council, while negative decisions are indicated in summarized form. Where the negative decision relates to a draft resolution in connection with which discussion has taken place concerning the application of the Charter, the text of the relevant parts of the draft resolution will in most instances be found in chapters X-XII.


Introduction and table of contents





1. The situation in Angola

2. The question of South Africa

3. The situation concerning Western Sahara

4. The situation in Liberia

5. The situation concerning Rwanda

6. The situation in Somalia

7. Letter dated 20 and 23 December 1991 from France, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America

8. The situation in Mozambique

9. The situation in Burundi

10. Agreement signed on 4 April 1994 between the Governments of Chad and the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya concerning the practical modalities for the implementation of the Judgment delivered by the ICJ on 3 February 1994

11. The situation in Sierra Leone




12. Central America : efforts towards peace

13. The question concerning Haiti




14. The situation in Cambodia

15. Items relating to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

16. Items relating to the situation in Tajikistan

17. The situation in Afghanistan





18. The situation in Georgia

19. Items relating to the situation between Armenia and Azerbaijan

20. The situation in Cyprus

21. Items relating to the situation in the former Yugoslavia

22. Complaint by Ukraine regarding the Decree of the Supreme Soviet of the Russian Federation concerning Sevastopol




23. Items relating to the situation between Iraq and Kuwait

24. The situation in the Middle East

25. The situation in the occupied Arab territories

26. The situation in the Republic of Yemen




27. Items relating to the agenda for peace: preventive diplomacy, peacemaking and peacekeeping

28. Security of United Nations operations

29. Security Council action regarding the terrorist attacks in Buenos Aires and London

30. The proposal by China, France, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America on security assurances

31. Commemoration of the end of the Second World War in Europe

32. Commemoration of the end of the Second World War in the Asia-Pacific



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