Agenda Items in 1989-1992 (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 disputesChapter 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.


1. Angola 

2. Liberia 

3. Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 


5. Namibia 

6. Somalia 

7. South Africa 

8. Western Sahara


9. Central America 

10. El Salvador / Nicaragua 

11. Cuba

12. Haiti

13. Panama


14. Afghanistan

15. Cambodia

16. Tajikistan


17. Cyprus

18. Georgia

19. Nagorny-Karabakh

20. Former Yugoslavia

Middle East

21. Iran and Iraq 

22. Iraq and Kuwait 

23. Middle East

24. Occupied Arab Territories


25. Marking of plastic or sheet explosives for the purpose of detection

26. Question of hostage-taking and abduction

27. UN peacekeeping operations

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

29. An agenda for peace: preventive diplomacy, peacemaking and peacekeeping