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Agenda Items in 2004-2007 (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 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
C. Peace and security in Africa

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

16. Items relating to the Sudan

A. Letter dated 25 May 2004 from the Permanent Representative of the Sudan to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council
B. Reports of the Secretary-General on the Sudan

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

     Asia

23. The situation in Timor-Leste

24. The situation in Afghanistan

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

     Europe

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

     Middle East

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

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

35. Items relating to Iraq

A. The situation between Iraq and Kuwait
B. The situation concerning Iraq

     Thematic Issues

36. International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991

International Criminal Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Genocide and Other Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of Rwanda and Rwandan Citizens Responsible for Genocide and Other Such Violations Committed in the Territory of Neighbouring States between 1 January and 31 December 1994

37. Children and armed conflict

38. Threats to peace and security caused by international terrorists acts

39. Protection of civilians in armed conflict

40. Small arms

41. General issues relating to sanctions

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

A. The maintenance of international peace and security: the role of the Security Council in humanitarian crises — challenges, lessons learned and the way ahead
B. The responsibility of the Security Council in the maintenance of international peace and security: HIV/ AIDS and international peacekeeping operations
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. Post-conflict national reconciliation: role of the United Nations

45. Items relating to the role of business and civil society

A. The role of business in conflict prevention, peacekeeping and post-conflict peacebuilding
B. Role of civil society in post-conflict peacebuilding
C. The role of civil society in conflict prevention and the pacific settlement of disputes

46. 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

47. United Nations peacekeeping operations

48. Complex crises and United Nations response

49. Items relating to the role of regional and subregional organizations in the maintenance of international peace and security

A. Cooperation between the United Nations and regional organizations in stabilization processes
B. Cooperation between the United Nations and regional organizations in maintaining international peace and security
C. Relationship between the United Nations and regional organizations, in particular the African Union, in the maintenance of international peace and security
D. The role of regional and subregional organizations in the maintenance of international peace and security

50. Civilian aspects of conflict management and peace-building

51. 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

52. Post-conflict peacebuilding

53. Threats to international peace and security

54. Letter dated 5 April 2007 from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council

55. Security Council mission

56. Briefings

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