Agenda Items in 2008-2009 (Part I of the Repertoire)

Part I (formerly 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 part 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 in meetings 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.


Consideration of questions under the responsibility of the Security Council for the maintenance of international peace and security

Table of contents and introduction


1.       The situation concerning Western Sahara

2.       The situation in Liberia

3.       The situation in Somalia 

4.       The situation concerning Rwanda 

5.      The situation in Burundi

6.      The situation in Sierra Leone

7.     The situation in the Great Lakes region  

8.     The situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo

9.     The situation in the Central African Republic

10.   The situation between Eritrea and Ethiopia

11.    The situation in Guinea-Bissau

12.    The situation in Cote d'Ivoire

13.     Reports of the Secretary-General on the Sudan

14.     The situation in Chad and the Sudan

15.     Peace consolidation in West Africa

16.    The situation in Chad, the Central African Republic and the subregion

17.    Peace and security in Africa


18.   The question concerning Haiti  

19.   Letter dated 22 September 2009 from the Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council


20.  The situation in Timor-Leste

21. The situation in Afghanistan

22. The situation in Myanmar

23. Letter dated 22 November 2006 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council

For items relating to non-proliferation and the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, please see "Items relating to non-proliferation" under the Thematic section below.


24. The situation in Cyprus

25. Items relating to the situation in the former Yugoslavia
A. The situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina
B. Security Council Resolutions 1160 (1998), 1199 (1998), 1203 (1998), 1239 (1999), and 1244 (1999)

26. The situation in Georgia

   Middle East

27. The situation in the Middle East

28. The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question

29. The situation concerning Iraq

 Thematic issues

30.  Items relating to the International Criminal Tribunals

31. Children and armed conflict

32. Threats to peace and security caused by terrorist acts

33. Protection of civilians in armed conflict

34.  Small arms 

35.  Women and peace and security

36. Items relating to non-proliferation

A. Non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction 
B. Non-proliferation 
C. Non-proliferation/Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

37. United Nations peacekeeping operations

38. Post-conflict peacebuilding

39. Items relating to the maintenance of international peace and security.

A. The maintenance of international peace and security: role of the Security Council in supporting security sector reform 
B. Maintenance of international peace and security

40. Security Council mission

41.  Items relating to briefings

42. Implementation of the note by the President of the Security Council (S/2006/507)