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Repertoire of the Practice of the Security Council

The Repertoire

The Repertoire of the Practice of the Security Council provides comprehensive coverage of the Security Council’s interpretation and application of the United Nations Charter and its own Provisional Rules of Procedure. The material presented in the Repertoire is exclusively based on official documents of the Security Council, in particular the Council’s resolutions and decisions, the verbatim records of the Council’s meetings, the Secretary-General’s reports and the official correspondence from Member States.

The Repertoire of the Practice of the Security Council covers four primary areas:

Agenda items:  An overview of the Council’s activities for each item on its agenda during the period covered by individual supplements of the Repertoire.

Procedural issues:   Application of the provisional rules of procedure and of Articles of the UN Charter with reference to the Security Council. These rules and Articles provide the procedural framework within which the Council organizes its work and decisions.

Constitutional issues:  Application and discussion of the Articles of the UN Charter with reference to the Security Council’s functions, powers and measures. These Articles of the Charter define the constitutional framework within which the Council carries out its responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security.

Subsidiary organs:  Subsidiary organs and enforcement mechanisms of the Security Council, including special political missions, peacekeeping operations, sanctions committees, working groups and others.

The Structure of the Repertoire

From the years 1946-2007, each supplement to the Repertoire is organized into twelve chapters.
From 2008 onwards, each supplement is organized into ten parts.

For the years 1946 - 2007, the Chapters of the Repertoire cover the following topics:

Chapter 1 Provisional rules of procedure of the Security Council (Articles 28, 30, 98; Rules of procedure 1-5, 13-36, 40-67)
Chapter 2 Agenda (Rules of procedure 6-12)
Chapter 3 Participation in the proceedings of the Security Council (Articles 31, 32, 35 (1); (Rules of procedure 37-39)
Chapter 4 Voting (Article 27; Rule of procedure 40)
Chapter 5 Subsidiary organs of the Security Council
Chapter 6 Relations with other United Nations organs
Chapter 7 Practice relative to recommendations to the General Assembly regarding membership in the United Nations
Chapter 8 Consideration of questions under the Council’s responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. (Overview by agenda item)
Chapter 9 Decisions in the exercise of other functions and powers
Chapter 10 Consideration of the provisions of Chapter VI of the UN Charter
Chapter 11 Consideration of the provisions of Chapter VII of the UN Charter
Chapter 12 Consideration of the provisions of other Articles: Other Articles of the Charter - Purposes and principles, functions and powers of the Security Council and Regional Arrangements

From 2008 onwards, the Parts of the Repertoire cover the following topics:

Part I Overview of Security Council Activities in the Maintenance of International Peace and Security (Overview by agenda item)
Part II Provisional Rules of Procedure
Part III Purposes and Principles of the United Nations Charter (Chapter I of the Charter)
Part IV Relations with other United Nations organs
Part V Functions and Powers of the Security Council (Chapter V of the Charter)
Part VI Pacific Settlement of Disputes (Chapter VI of the Charter)
Part VII Actions with Respect to Threats to the Peace, Breaches of the Peace, and Acts of Aggression (Chapter VII of the Charter)
Part VIII Regional Arrangements (Chapter VIII of the Charter)
Part IX Subsidiary organs of the Security Council: Committees and other bodies
Part X Subsidiary organs: Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding
1946 - 1951 Introduction |  1 |  2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | Index
1952 - 1955 (1st supplement) Introduction | 1 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | Index
1956 - 1958 (2nd supplement) Introduction | 1 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | Index
1959 - 1963 (3rd supplement) Introduction | 1 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | Index
1964 - 1965 (4th supplement) Introduction | 1 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | Index
1966 - 1968 (5th supplement) Introduction | 1 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | Index
1969 - 1971 (6th supplement) Introduction | 1 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | Index
1972 - 1974 (7th supplement) Introduction | 1 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | Index
1975 - 1980 (8th supplement) Introduction | 1 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | Index
1981 - 1984 (9th supplement) Introduction | 1 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | Index
1985 - 1988 (10th supplement) Introduction | 1 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | Index 
1989 - 1992 (11th supplement) Introduction | 1 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | Index
1993 - 1995 (12th supplement) Introduction | 1 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | Index
1996 - 1999 (13th supplement) Introduction | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | Index
2000 - 2003 (14th supplement) Introduction | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | Index
2004 - 2007 (15th supplement) (Advance Version) | Introduction | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 
2008 - 2009 (16th supplement) (Advance Version) | Introduction | I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII | IX | X
2010 - 2011 (17th supplement) (Advance Version) | I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII | IX | X
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