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Repertoire of the Practice of the Security Council

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Agenda items: Overview

Questions considered by the Security Council under its responsibility
for the maintenance of international peace and security

Key Document

The Security Council provides every year a list of the matters of which it is seized in the document
Summary statement by the Secretary-General of matters of which the Security Council is seized and of the stage reached in their consideration


The Repertoire provides an overview of the role of the Security Council in its primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security.

Studies for each agenda item outline important developments in the period under review and include summaries of public discussions in the Council, Secretary-General’s reports and other documents considered during Council meetings. Each study features the full text (1946-1999) or summaries (2000-present) of resolutions, presidential statements or other decisions adopted by the Council under a particular agenda item.

Studies by agenda item in Repertoire supplements

Prior to the sixteenth supplement (2008-2009), studies by agenda item can be found under Chapter VIII of the Repertoire. From the sixteenth supplement onward, studies by agenda items are featured in Part I of the Repertoire.


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