United Nations Security Council Resolution 2016

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UN Security Council
Resolution 2016
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Map of Libya
Date 27 October 2011
Meeting no. 6,640
Code S/RES/2016 (Document)
Subject Libyan civil war
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 2016 was unanimously adopted on 27 October 2011. Recognizing the "positive developments" in Libya after the Libyan civil war and the death of Muammar Gaddafi, the resolution set a date of termination for the provisions of Security Council Resolution 1973 which allowed states to undertake "all necessary measures" to protect civilians and which formed the legal basis for military intervention by a number of foreign states. The termination date was set at 23:59, Libyan local time on 31 October 2011. The no-fly zone created with Resolution 1973 was also lifted on that date.[1]

Foreign Minister of the United Kingdom, William Hague, called the resolution a "milestone towards a peaceful, democratic future for Libya". The United States ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, said history would regard the intervention as "a proud chapter in the Security Council's experience".[2] Russia's ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, said "we expect the NATO council to act in accordance with this decision".[3]

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