What can I find in the Index to Proceedings of the Trusteeship Council?
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The Index to Proceedings (ITP) of the Trusteeship Council is an annual bibliographic guide to the proceedings and documentation of the Trusteeship Council.

Arrangement of the Index

The Index consists of the following parts:

  • Sessional information: Lists officers and provides information on rules of procedure and on the republication of resolutions and decisions;
  • Check-list of meetings: Lists meetings of the session and the dates they were held;
  • Agenda: Lists items 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 Trusteeship Council documentation arranged alphabetically by agenda subjects. Lists documents submitted under each agenda item, meetings at which the items were considered, and the action taken on each item;
  • Index to speeches: Provides access to speeches made before the Council. The index is divided into three sections:
    • corporate names/countries
    • speakers
    • subjects
  • List of documents: Lists documents arranged by symbol.

Background information

The Index to Proceedings of the Trusteeship Council was first published in 1953 and covered the 11th session, held in 1952. It was preceded by the Disposition of Agenda Items (T/INF/) and the Check list of UN documents (ST/LIB/SER.F/).

The Index to Speeches of the Trusteeship Council was first issued for the 11th session, held in 1952.
The Index to Proceedings of the Trusteeship Council was published from 1952 to 1995 (covering the 61st session). Up to the 61st session in 1994, the Council met annually and held special sessions as required.

In 1994, following the termination of the Trusteeship Agreement for the last Trust Territory on the Council’s agenda, the Council decided to amend its rules of procedure to remove the obligation to hold regular meetings. Future meetings will be held only when deemed necessary.


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