Repertoire of the Practice of the Security Council
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An overview of the Council’s activities for each item on its agenda during the period covered by individual supplements of the Repertoire.
Application of the provisional rules of procedure and of Articles of the UN Charter which form the procedural framework within which the Council organizes its work and decisions.
Application and discussion of the Articles of the UN Charter with reference to the Security Council’s functions, powers and measures.
Subsidiary organs, including special political missions, peacekeeping operations, sanctions committees, working groups and others.
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The first edition of the Repertoire of the Practice of the Security Council covered the years 1946-1951 and was issued in 1954. All subsequent editions are referred to as Supplements. From 1952-2017, each Supplement covered a period ranging from two to four years. Since 2018, Supplements have been covering a period of one year.
The Research and Analysis page provides links to tables on procedural and constitutional topics relating to the practice of the Security Council that were included in the volumes of the Repertoire in different periods. It also includes new tables, graphs and other data sets that provide information over larger periods spanning multiple volumes of the Repertoire. This section will be updated with new data sets and tables as they are completed.