Agenda Items in 2016-2017 (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 disputes, Chapter 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 the Great Lakes region

6.      The situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo 

7.     The situation in the Central African Republic

8.      The situation in Guinea-Bissau

9.      The situation in Côte d'Ivoire

10.    Central African Region

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

12.    Peace consolidation in West Africa

13.    Peace and security in Africa

14.    The situation in Libya

15.   The situation in Mali


16.   The question concerning Haiti  

17.   Identical letters dated 19 January 2016 from the Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General and the President of the Security Council (S/2016/53)  


18. The situation in Afghanistan

19. The situation in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

20. The situation in Myanmar

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.


21. The situation in Cyprus

22. 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)

23. Letter dated 28 February 2014 from the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/2014/136)

   Middle East

24. The situation in the Middle East

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

26. The situation concerning Iraq

 Thematic issues

27.  United Nations peacekeeping operations

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

29. Children and armed conflict

30. Protection of civilians in armed conflict

31. Small arms

32. General issues relating to sanctions

33. Women and peace and security

34. Threats to peace and security caused by terrorist acts

35. Items relating to briefings

36. Security Council mission

37. 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

38.  Peacebuilding and sustaining peace

39.  Threats to international peace and security

40.  Maintenance of international peace and security

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