What can I find in the Index to Proceedings of the Security Council?
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The Index to Proceedings (ITP) of the Security Council is an annual bibliographic guide to the proceedings and documentation of the Council, including its commissions, committees, and ad hoc committees.

Arrangement of the Index

The ITP consists of the following parts:

  • Sessional information: Lists the Council's members and officers and provides information on rules of procedure, and on resolutions and decisions;
  • Check-list of meetings: Lists the meetings of the Council and those of its subsidiary bodies that met during the year;
  • Agenda: Lists matters considered by and brought before the Council together with the subject headings under which these items are listed in the Subject index;
  • Subject index: Provides access to Security Council documentation arranged alphabetically by subjects and lists documents submitted to the Council, the meetings at which items were considered, and the action taken, if any;
  • Index to speeches: Provides access to speeches that were made before the Security Council. The index is divided into three sections:
    • countries/organizations
    • speakers
    • subjects
  • List of documents: Lists documents arranged by symbol;
  • Resolutions adopted by the Security Council: Lists resolution numbers, subjects, and meetings and dates on which the resolutions were adopted;
  • Voting chart: Indicates the voting for each resolution adopted by the Council.

Background information

The Index to Proceedings of the Security Council  was first published in 1965, covering its 19th year (1964). It was preceded by the Check-list of UN Documents (ST/LIB/SER.F/).

The Index to Speeches of the Security Council began with the 19th year, 1964.

Voting Chart is included as of the 31st year (1976).

The ITP was published in print format until 2011. Since the 66th year it has been published only as a digital (PDF) publication with links to the full-text documents in the Official Document System (ODS), with the option to select the document in any of the official languages available. 


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