Agenda Items in 2012-2013 (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


1.      The situation concerning Western Sahara

2.      The situation in Liberia

3.      The situation in Somalia 

4.      The situation in Burundi

5.      The situation in Sierra Leone

6.      The situation in the Great Lakes region  

7.     The situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo

8.      The situation in the Central African Republic

9.      The situation in Guinea-Bissau

10.    The situation in Côte d'Ivoire

11.    Central African Region

12.    Reports of the Secretary-General on the Sudan and South Sudan

13.    Peace consolidation in West Africa

14.    Peace and security in Africa 

15.    The situation in Libya

16.   The situation in Mali


17.   The question concerning Haiti  


18. The situation in Timor-Leste

19. The situation in Afghanistan

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.


20. The situation in Cyprus

21. 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)

   Middle East

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

23. The situation in the Middle East

24. The situation concerning Iraq and Kuwait 

25. The situation concerning Iraq 

 Thematic issues

26.  United Nations peacekeeping operations

27.  Items relating to the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda 

28. Children and armed conflict

29. Protection of civilians in armed conflict

30. Small arms

31. Women and peace and security

32. Threats to peace and security caused by terrorist acts

33. Items relating to briefings

34. Security Council mission

35. The promotion and strengthening of the rule of law in the maintenance of international peace and security

36. Items relating to non-prolifiration

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

37.  Post-conflict peacebuilding

38.  Threats to international peace and security

39.  Maintenance of international peace and security

40.  Cooperation between the United Nations and regional organizations in maintaining international peace and security