CHAPTER 4: Section 3 Changes
Use of the ‘umbrella’ item ‘Maintenance of international peace and security’ for thematic debates
28 November 2022
In order to keep its Summary Statement as streamlined as possible, the Council uses specific agenda items for
thematic issues that are considered most regularly at formal meetings, and convenes other thematic meetings
under the general ‘umbrella’ agenda item, ‘Maintenance of international peace and security’ . . .
How the Security Council uses the “umbrella” agenda item “Peace and security in Africa”
30 July 2022
Beginning in 1997, the Security Council has developed a practice of using a general "umbrella" agenda item for
certain matters relating to Africa when the Council has deemed it advisable not to adopt a specific, targeted
agenda item . . .
For 2022, the Security Council completes its annual review of its agenda items
12 March 2022
On 7 March 2022, an update was published of the Summary statement of matters of which the Security Council is
seized which indicated the results of the Council’s annual review of this important list of its agenda items,
including the deletion of one item . . .
For 2021, Security Council completes annual review of its agenda items
29 March 2021
On 8 March 2021, an update was published of the Summary statement of matters of which the Security Council is seized which indicated that 14 agenda items subject to deletion were being retained for one year, and that three other items had been deleted . . .
On 11 December 2020, the Security Council considered the human rights situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea under “Other matters” during a Closed VTC, after China and the Russian Federation opposed holding the discussion as an Open VTC . . .