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Agenda Items in 2000-2003 (Chapter VIII of the Repertoire)

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 chapter 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 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.

 

Introduction

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

Table of Contents

 

Africa

1. The situation concerning Western Sahara

2. The situation in Liberia

3. The situation in Somalia

4. The situation in Angola

5. The situation in Rwanda

6. The situation in Burundi

7. Letters dated 20 and 23 December 1991, from France, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America (S/23306, S/23307, S/23308, S/23309 and S/23317)

8.The situation in Sierra Leone 

9. The situation in the Great Lakes region

10. The situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo

11. The situation in the Central African Republic

12. The situation in Africa 

13. The situation between Eritrea and Ethiopia

14. The situation in Guinea-Bissau

15. The situation in Guinea following recent attacks along its borders with Liberia and Sierra Leone.

16. Security Council resolution 1054 (1996) of 26 April 1996

17. Letter dated 30 April 2001 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council

18. Strengthening cooperation between the United Nations and the Central African region

19. Letter dated 29 November 2002 from the Permanent Representative of Chad to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council

20. The situation in Côte d’Ivoire

21. Letter dated 2 October 2003 from the Permanent Representative of the Sudan to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council

22. Central African Region

 

 

Americas

23. The question concerning Haiti   

 

Asia

24. The situation in Timor-Leste

25. The situation in Tajikistan and along the Tajik-Afghan Border

26. The situation in Afghanistan

27. Letter dated 31 March 1998 from the Chargé d’affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Papua New Guinea to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/1998/287);

28. Letter dated 10 November 2000 from the Chargé d’affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of the Solomon Islands to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/2000/1088)

 

 

Europe

29. The situation in Cyprus

30. Items relating to the situation in the former Yugoslavia

A. The situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina

B. The situation in Croatia

C. Items relating to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

D. Items relating to the situation in Kosovo

E. Briefing by Mr. Carl Bildt, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Balkans

31. The situation in Georgia

 

Middle East

32. The situation in the Middle East

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

34. Items relating to Iraq

35. Letter dated 5 October 2003 from the Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/2003/939)
Letter dated 5 October 2003 from the Permanent Representative of Lebanon to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/2003/943)

 

 

Thematic issues

36. International Tribunals for Serious Humanitarian Violations in Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda

37. Items relating to the maintenance of peace and security

A. The responsibility of the Security Council in the maintenance of international peace and security

B. Maintenance of peace and security and post-conflict peace-building

C. Maintaining peace and security: Humanitarian aspects of issues before the Security Council

D. The responsibility of the Security Council in the maintenance of international peace and security: HIV/AIDS and international peacekeeping operations

E. Ensuring an effective role of the Security Council in the maintenance of international peace and security, particularly in Africa

38. Children and armed conflict

39. Items relating to terrorism

A. Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts

B. High-level meeting of the Security Council on the anniversary of 11 September 2001: acts of international terrorism (11 September 2002)

C. High level meeting of the Security Council: combating terrorism

40. Promoting peace and security: humanitarian assistance to refugees in Africa

41. Protection of civilians in armed conflict

42. Items relating to small arms

A. Small arms

B. Proliferation of small arms and light weapons and mercenary activities: threats to peace and security in West Africa

43. Role of the Security Council in the prevention of armed conflicts

44. Protection of United Nation personnel, associated personnel and humanitarian personnel in conflict zones

45. General issues relating to sanctions

46. Women and peace and security

47. Items relating to peacekeeping

A. No exit without strategy: Security Council decision-making and the closure or transition of United Nations peacekeeping operations

B. Strengthening cooperation with troop-contributing countries

C. Security Council Working Group on Peacekeeping Operations

D. United Nations peacekeeping

E. The importance of mine action for peacekeeping operations

48. Peace-building: towards a comprehensive approach

49. Nobel Peace Prize

50. Items relating to food and security

A. Food aid in the context of conflict settlement: Afghanistan and other crisis areas

B. Africa's food crisis as a threat to peace and security

51. Kimberley Process Certification Scheme

52. The Security Council and regional organizations: facing the new challenges to international peace and security

53. The role of the Security Council in the pacific settlement of disputes

54. Security Council mission

55. Justice and the rule of law: the United Nations role

56. Briefings

 

 

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