Agenda Items in 1993-1995 (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.

Introduction and table of contents


1. The situation in Angola

2. The question of South Africa

3. The situation concerning Western Sahara

4. The situation in Liberia

5. The situation concerning Rwanda

6. The situation in Somalia

7. Letter dated 20 and 23 December 1991 from France, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America

8. The situation in Mozambique

9. The situation in Burundi

10. Agreement signed on 4 April 1994 between the Governments of Chad and the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya concerning the practical modalities for the implementation of the Judgment delivered by the ICJ on 3 February 1994

11. The situation in Sierra Leone


12. Central America : efforts towards peace

13. The question concerning Haiti


14. The situation in Cambodia

15. Items relating to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

16. Items relating to the situation in Tajikistan

17. The situation in Afghanistan


18. The situation in Georgia

19. Items relating to the situation between Armenia and Azerbaijan

20. The situation in Cyprus

21. Items relating to the situation in the former Yugoslavia

22. Complaint by Ukraine regarding the Decree of the Supreme Soviet of the Russian Federation concerning Sevastopol

Middle East

23. Items relating to the situation between Iraq and Kuwait

24. The situation in the Middle East

25. The situation in the occupied Arab territories

26. The situation in the Republic of Yemen

General Issues

27. Items relating to the agenda for peace: preventive diplomacy, peacemaking and peacekeeping

28. Security of United Nations operations

29. Security Council action regarding the terrorist attacks in Buenos Aires and London

30. The proposal by China, France, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America on security assurances

31. Commemoration of the end of the Second World War in Europe

32. Commemoration of the end of the Second World War in the Asia-Pacific