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United Nations Security Council Resolution 1220

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UN Security Council
Resolution 1220
Diamond mine in Sierra Leone
Date12 January 1999
Meeting no.3,964
CodeS/RES/1220 (Document)
SubjectThe situation in Sierra Leone
Voting summary
  • 15 voted for
  • None voted against
  • None abstained
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members
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United Nations Security Council resolution 1220, adopted unanimously on 12 January 1999, after recalling Resolution 1181 (1998) on the situation in Sierra Leone, the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Observer Mission in Sierra Leone (UNOMSIL) until 13 March 1999.[1]

The security council expressed concern over the deterioration of the situation in Sierra Leone and encouraged efforts to resolve the conflict for lasting peace and stability.[2] It took note of the Secretary-General Kofi Annan's intention to reduce the number of military observers in UNOMSIL; a small number would remain in Conakry, the capital of nearby Guinea, and would return together with support staff when conditions had improved.[3]

Finally, the secretary-general was requested to report back to the council by 5 March 1999 with recommendations on the future deployment of UNOMSIL in Sierra Leone.

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  1. ^ "Security Council extends Sierra Leone observer mission mandate until 13 March". United Nations. 12 January 1999.
  2. ^ Hilaire, Max (2005). United Nations law and the Security Council. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. p. 108. ISBN 978-0-7546-4489-7.
  3. ^ Dedring, Juergen (2008). The United Nations Security Council in the 1990s: resurgence and renewal. SUNY Press. p. 81. ISBN 978-0-7914-7543-0.

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