United Nations Security Council Resolution 2016
|UN Security Council
Map of Libya
|Date||27 October 2011|
|Subject||Libyan civil war|
|15 voted for
None voted against
|Security Council composition|
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.
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". Russia's ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, said "we expect the NATO council to act in accordance with this decision".
- List of United Nations Security Council Resolutions 2001 to 2100
- United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973
- United Nations - Security Council Votes Unanimously to End NATO Civilian Protection Mandate in Libya, Following Authorities’ Formal Declaration of Liberation, 27 October 2011
- BBC News - UN Security Council votes to end Libya operations, 27 October 2011
- Xinhua - UN Security Council adopts resolution to end Libyan mandates, 28 October 2011