Overview of Studies by Agenda (Regions/Topics)
Consideration of Questions under the responsibility of the Council for the Maintenance of International Peace and Security
The Repertoire provides, as studies by agenda item, an overview of the role of the Security Council in its primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security on each of the agenda items that it is seized of – topics under consideration by the Council.
These studies cover all agenda items since 1946 that dealt with questions under the responsibility of the Council for the maintenance of international peace and security. They include summaries of public discussions in the Council, Secretary-General’s reports and other documents considered during Council meetings, as well as provide 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 more comprehensively in case studies in other parts of the Repertoire, for instance on pacific settlement of disputes, Chapter VII of the Charter, and regional arrangements.
For ease of reference, studies have been organized either by region of the agenda items: Africa, Asia, Americas,Europe and the Middle East; or by general/thematic items (such as “Children and armed conflict”).
The introductions provide additional explanation on the type of information contained in the chapter.