United Nations Security Council Resolution 1968

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UN Security Council
Resolution 1968
Locator CI-LR.png
Ivory Coast (red) and Liberia (purple)
Date 16 February 2011
Meeting no. 6,482
Code S/RES/1968 (Document)
Subject The situation in Côte d'Ivoire
Voting summary
15 voted for
None voted against
None abstained
Result Adopted
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1968, adopted unanimously on February 16, 2011, after recalling previous resolutions on the situation in Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), including resolutions 1933 (2010), 1942 (2010), 1946 (2010), 1951 (2010), 1962 (2010) and 1967 (2011), the Council extended the deployment of troops from the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) to the United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI) for an additional three months.[1]

The Council recalled inter-mission co-operation agreements outlined in resolutions 1609 (2005) and 1938 (2010). At the same time, it also reiterated that it could authorise the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to send additional troops if necessary.

Acting under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the Council authorised the temporary redeployment from UNMIL to UNOCI of three infantry companies, one aviation unit and five helicopters for a further three months.[2] It also urged support from police and troop-contributing countries in that regard.

The resolution was adopted amid the political crisis in Côte d'Ivoire, with Laurent Gbagbo and Alassane Ouattara both being inaugurated as President.[3]

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