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UNITED
NATIONS
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        General Assembly
Distr.
GENERAL
A/54/398
20 September 1999

Original: ENGLISH

Fifty-fourth session
Agenda item 7
Notification by the Secretary-General under Article 12, paragraph 2, of the Charter of the United Nations



Notification by the Secretary-General under Article 12, paragraph 2,
of the Charter of the United Nations


Note by the Secretary-General


1. In accordance with the provisions of Article 12, paragraph 2, of the Charter of the United Nations and with the consent of the Security Council, the Secretary-General has the honour to notify the General Assembly of matters relative to the maintenance of international peace and security that are being dealt with by the Security Council and of matters with which the Council has ceased to deal.

2. The matters relative to the maintenance of international peace and security that have been discussed during the period since the notification to the fifty-third session of the General Assembly (A/53/357) are as follows:

1. The situation between Iraq and Kuwait.

2. The situation in Angola.

3. The situation in Afghanistan.

4. The situation in Africa.

5. The situation concerning Western Sahara.

6. Letter dated 11 March 1998 from the Deputy Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/1998/223);

Letter dated 27 March 1998 from the Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/1998/272).

7. Protection for humanitarian assistance to refugees and others in conflict situations.

8. International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of Rwanda and Rwandan Citizens Responsible for Such Violations Committed in the Territory of Neighbouring States.

9. The situation in the Central African Republic.

10. The situation in Guinea-Bissau.

11. The situation in Croatia.

12. The situation in Tajikistan and along the Tajik-Afghan border.

13. International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia.

14. The situation in the Middle East.

15. The situation in Georgia.

16. The question concerning Haiti.

17. Items relating to the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

18. Maintenance of peace and security and post-conflict peace-building.

19. The situation in Sierra Leone.

20. The situation in Cyprus.

21. Promoting peace and security: humanitarian activities relevant to the Security Council.

22. The situation between Eritrea and Ethiopia.

23. Protection of civilians in armed conflict.

24. The situation in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

25. Letter dated 24 March 1999 from the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/1999/320).

26. Letters dated 20 and 23 December 1991 from France, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America (S/23306, S/23307, S/23308, S/23309 and S/23317).

27. The situation in East Timor.*

28. Letter dated 7 May 1999 from the Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/1999/523).

29. Security Council resolutions 1160 (1998), 1199 (1998) and 1203 (1998).

30. The situation in Somalia.

31. Security Council resolutions 1160 (1998), 1199 (1998), 1203 (1998) and 1239 (1999).

32. The situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.**

33. Promoting peace and security: humanitarian assistance to refugees in Africa.

34. International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia;

International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of Rwanda and Rwandan Citizens Responsible for such Violations Committed in the Territory of Neighbouring States;

Appointment of the Prosecutor.

35. Children and armed conflict.

3. In accordance with the procedure set out in the note by the President of the Security Council of 29 August 1996 (S/1996/704), the Secretary-General, in his summary statement of 15 January 1999 on matters of which the Security Council is seized and on the stage reached in their consideration submitted pursuant to rule 11 of the provisional rules of procedure of the Security Council (S/1999/25), informed Member States that, as at 1 January 1999, the Security Council had not considered in formal meetings during the preceding five-year period (1994-1998) the following items (the item numbers correspond to those contained in paragraph 11 of document S/1998/44 and Corr.1):

Item 1. The Palestine question.

Item 2. The India-Pakistan question (S/628).

Item 3. The Hyderabad question (S/986).

Item 4. Letter dated 20 February 1958 from the representative of the Sudan addressed to the Secretary-General (S/3963).

Item 5. Letter dated 11 July 1960 from the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Cuba addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/4378).

Item 6. Letter dated 31 December 1960 from the Minister for External Affairs of Cuba addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/4605).

Item 9. The situation in the India/Pakistan subcontinent (S/10411).

Item 10. Letter dated 3 December 1971 from the Permanent Representatives of Algeria, Iraq, the Libyan Arab Republic and the People=s Democratic Republic of Yemen to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/10409).

Item 11. Complaint by Cuba (S/10993).

Item 12. Arrangements for the proposed Peace Conference on the Middle East.

Item 13. Complaint by Iraq concerning incidents on its frontier with Iran (S/11216).

Item 16. The situation in Timor (S/11899).

Item 17. The Middle East problem, including the Palestinian question.

Item 18. Request by the Libyan Arab Republic and Pakistan for consideration of the serious situation arising from recent developments in the occupied Arab territories (S/12017).

Item 20. The question of the exercise by the Palestinian people of its inalienable rights.

Item 22. The situation between Iran and Iraq.

Item 23. Complaint by Iraq (S/14509).

Item 24. Letter dated 19 February 1983 from the Permanent Representative of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/15615).

Item 25. Letter dated 8 August 1983 from the Chargé d'affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/15914).

Item 26. Letter dated 1 September 1983 from the Acting Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/15947);

Letter dated 1 September 1983 from the Permanent Observer of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/15948);

Letter dated 1 September 1983 from the Chargé d'affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/15949);

Letter dated 1 September 1983 from the Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/15950);

Letter dated 2 September 1983 from the Acting Permanent Representative of Australia to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/15951).

Item 27. Letter dated 22 March 1984 from the Chargé d'affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/16431).

Item 28. Letter dated 1 October 1985 from the Permanent Representative of Tunisia to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/17509).

Item 29. Letter dated 4 February 1986 from the Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/17787).

Item 30. Letter dated 15 April 1986 from the Chargé d'affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/17991);

Letter dated 15 April 1986 from the Chargé d'affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Burkina Faso to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/17992);

Letter dated 15 April 1986 from the Chargé d'affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/17993);

Letter dated 15 April 1986 from the Permanent Representative of Oman to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/17994).

Item 31. Letter dated 10 February 1988 from the Permanent Observer of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/19488);

Letter dated 10 February 1988 from the Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/19489).

Item 32. Letter dated 19 April 1988 from the Permanent Representative of Tunisia to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/19798).

Item 33. Letter dated 4 January 1989 from the Chargé d'affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/20364);

Letter dated 4 January 1989 from the Chargé d'affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Bahrain to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/20367).

Item 35. Letter dated 2 February 1990 from the Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/21120).

Item 42. (a) The situation between Iraq and Kuwait;

(b) Letter dated 2 April 1991 from the Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/22435);

Letter dated 4 April 1991 from the Chargé d'affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/22442);

Letter dated 5 March 1992 from the Chargé d'affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Belgium to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/23685 and Add.1).

Item 80. Further report of the Secretary-General pursuant to Security Council resolution 743 (1992).

Item 83. Report of the Secretary-General pursuant to Security Council resolution 807 (1993).

Item 84. Participation of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) in the work of the Economic and Social Council.

Item 85. Letter dated 12 March 1993 from the Permanent Representative of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council;

Letter dated 19 March 1993 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council;

Note by the Secretary-General.

Item 88. Applications made under Article 50 of the Charter of the United Nations as a consequence of the implementation of measures imposed against the former Yugoslavia.

Item 91. Complaint by Ukraine regarding the decree of the Supreme Soviet of the Russian Federation concerning Sevastopol.

Item 92. Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe missions in Kosovo, Sandjak and Vojvodina, the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro).

4. Subsequently, in accordance with the procedure contained in document S/1996/704, the Secretary-General received notifications from Member States requesting him to retain items 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 33, 35, 42 and 91, as they appear in paragraph 3 above, on the list of matters of which the Security Council is seized.

5. Also pursuant to the decisions of the Security Council referred to above and in the absence of receipt of any notification to the contrary by 28 February 1999 requesting the retention of an item listed in paragraph 3 above, the remaining items mentioned therein, that is, items 26, 31, 80, 83, 84, 85, 88 and 92, were deleted from the list of matters of which the Security Council is seized.

6. During the period since the notification to the General Assembly at its fifty-third session (A/53/357), the Security Council has not discussed at a formal meeting the following matters relative to the maintenance of international peace and security of which it remains seized:

1. The Palestine question.

2. The India-Pakistan question (S/628).

3. The Hyderabad question (S/986).

4. Letter dated 20 February 1958 from the representative of the Sudan addressed to the Secretary-General (S/3963).

5. Letter dated 11 July 1960 from the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Cuba addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/4378).

6. Letter dated 31 December 1960 from the Minister for External Affairs of Cuba addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/4605).

7. The situation in the India/Pakistan subcontinent (S/10411).

8. Letter dated 3 December 1971 from the Permanent Representatives of Algeria, Iraq, the Libyan Arab Republic and the People=s Democratic Republic of Yemen to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/10409).

9. Complaint by Cuba (S/10993).

10. Arrangements for the proposed Peace Conference on the Middle East.

11. Complaint by Iraq concerning incidents on its frontier with Iran (S/11216).

12. The Middle East problem, including the Palestinian question.

13. Request by the Libyan Arab Republic and Pakistan for consideration of the serious situation arising from recent developments in the occupied Arab territories (S/12017).

14. The situation in the occupied Arab territories.

15. The question of the exercise by the Palestinian people of its inalienable rights.

16. The situation between Iran and Iraq.

17. Complaint by Iraq (S/14509).

18. Letter dated 19 February 1983 from the Permanent Representative of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/15615).

19. Letter dated 8 August 1983 from the Chargé d'affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/15914).

20. Letter dated 22 March 1984 from the Chargé d'affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/16431).

21. Letter dated 1 October 1985 from the Permanent Representative of Tunisia to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/17509).

22. Letter dated 4 February 1986 from the Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/17787).

23. Letter dated 15 April 1986 from the Chargé d'affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/17991);

Letter dated 15 April 1986 from the Chargé d'affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Burkina Faso to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/17992);

Letter dated 15 April 1986 from the Chargé d'affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/17993);

Letter dated 15 April 1986 from the Permanent Representative of Oman to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/17994).

24. Letter dated 19 April 1988 from the Permanent Representative of Tunisia to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/19798).

25. Letter dated 4 January 1989 from the Chargé d'affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/20364);

Letter dated 4 January 1989 from the Chargé d'affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Bahrain to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/20367).

26. Central America: efforts towards peace.

27. Letter dated 2 February 1990 from the Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/21120).

28. The situation in Cambodia.

29. The situation in Liberia.

30. (a) The situation between Iraq and Kuwait;

(b) Letter dated 2 April 1991 from the Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/22435);

Letter dated 4 April 1991 from the Chargé d'affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/22442);

Letter dated 5 March 1992 from the Chargé d'affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Belgium to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/23685).

31. The situation relating to Nagorny Karabakh.

32. An Agenda for Peace: preventive diplomacy, peacemaking and peacekeeping.

33. The situation in Mozambique.

34. The situation prevailing in and adjacent to the United Nations Protected Areas in Croatia.

35. Establishment of an international tribunal for the prosecution of persons responsible for serious violations of international humanitarian law committed in the territory of the former Yugoslavia.

36. The situation concerning Rwanda.

37. Follow-up to resolution 817 (1993).

38. United Nations Protection Force.

39. Complaint by Ukraine regarding the decree of the Supreme Soviet of the Russian Federation concerning Sevastopol.

40. Security of United Nations operations.

41. Navigation on the Danube river in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro).

42. The situation in Burundi.

43. Note by the Secretary-General (S/1994/254);

Note by the Secretary-General (S/1994/322).

44. Agreement signed on 4 April 1994 between the Governments of Chad and the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya concerning the practical modalities for the implementation of the Judgment delivered by the International Court of Justice on 3 February 1994.

45. Note by the Secretary-General transmitting a letter dated 27 May 1994 from the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) addressed to the Secretary-General (S/1994/631).

46. The situation in the Republic of Yemen.

47. An Agenda for Peace: peacekeeping.

48. Agreed framework of 21 October 1994 between the United States of America and the Democratic People=s Republic of Korea.

49. The situation prevailing in and around the safe area of Bihac.

50. Letter dated 14 December 1994 from the Chairman of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 724 (1991) concerning Yugoslavia addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/1994/1418).

51. An Agenda for Peace.

52. The proposal by China, France, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America on security assurances.

53. Navigation on the Danube river.

54. The situation in the former Yugoslavia.

55. Letter dated 9 January 1996 from the Permanent Representative of Ethiopia to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council concerning the extradition of the suspects wanted in the assassination attempt on the life of the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Addis Ababa on 26 June 1995 (S/1996/10).

56. Shooting down of two civil aircraft on 24 February 1996.

57. Signature of the African Nuclear-Weapon-Free-Zone Treaty (Treaty of Pelindaba).

58. Demining in the context of United Nations peacekeeping.

59. Letters dated 23 September and 3 and 11 October 1996 from the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/1996/774, S/1996/824 and S/1996/847);

Letters dated 23 and 27 September 1996 from the Permanent Representative of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council and to the Secretary-General, respectively (S/1996/768 and S/1996/800).

60. The situation in the Great Lakes region.

61. The situation in Albania.

62. Civilian police in peacekeeping operations.

63. The situation in the Republic of the Congo.

64. Letter dated 31 March 1998 from the Chargé d'affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Papua New Guinea to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/1998/287).

65. The responsibility of the Security Council in the maintenance of international peace and security.

66. Letter dated 29 June 1998 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/1998/581);

Letter dated 25 June 1998 from the Permanent Representative of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General (S/1998/582);

Letter dated 25 June 1998 from the Permanent Representative of Rwanda to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General (S/1998/583).

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



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* Prior to the 4041st meeting, held on 3 September 1999, this item had been formulated as "The situation in Timor".
** Prior to the 3647th meeting, held on 4 April 1996, this item had been formulated as "The situation in the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina".


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