Agenda Items in 2020 (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 Somalia

3.     The situation in the Great Lakes region

4.     The situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo 

5.     The situation in the Central African Republic

6.     The situation in Guinea-Bissau

7.     Central African region 

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

9.     Peace consolidation in West Africa 

10.   Peace and security in Africa 

11.   The situation in Libya

12.   The situation in Mali



13.   The question concerning Haiti

14.   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)

15.   The situation in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela



16.   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.



17.   The situation in Cyprus

18.   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)

19.   Items relating to Ukraine

Letter dated 13 April 2014 from the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/2014/264)


Middle East

20.   The situation in the Middle East

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

22.   The situation concerning Iraq


Thematic issues

23.   United Nations peacekeeping operations

24.   International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals

25.   Children and armed conflict

26.   Protection of civilians in armed conflict

27.   Small arms

28.   Women and peace and security

29.   Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts

30.   Briefings

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

32.   Items relating to non-proliferation

  A.  Non-proliferation
  B.  Non-proliferation/Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

33.   Peacebuilding and sustaining peace

34.   Threats to international peace and security

35.   Maintenance of international peace and security

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