United Nations Security Council Resolution 1391
|UN Security Council
UNIFIL area of operations
|Date||28 January 2002|
|Subject||The situation in the Middle East|
|15 voted for
None voted against
|Security Council composition|
United Nations Security Council resolution 1391, adopted unanimously on 28 January 2002, after recalling previous resolutions on Israel and Lebanon, including resolutions 425 (1978), 426 (1978), 1310 (2000), 1337 (2001) and 1365 (2001), the Council decided to extend the mandate of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) for a further six months until 31 July 2002.
The Security Council recalled the Secretary-General Kofi Annan's conclusion that Israel had withdrawn its forces from Lebanon as of 16 June 2000, in accordance with Resolution 425. It emphasised the temporary nature of the UNIFIL operation and noted that it had completed two out of three parts of its mandate.
The Secretary-General was requested to continue to implement the reconfiguration and redeployment of UNIFIL. The Lebanese government was called upon to create a calm environment and restore its authority in southern Lebanon through the deployment of Lebanese forces. The parties were urged to ensure UNIFIL's full freedom of movement and to ensure its safety. Both Israel and Lebanon were called upon to fulfill commitments to respect the withdrawal line identified by the United Nations and all air, sea and land violations of the line were condemned.
The resolution supported efforts by UNIFIL to monitor violations of the withdrawal line and efforts in demining. The Secretary-General was requested to continue consultations with the Lebanese government and troop-contributing countries concerning the implementation of the current resolution. It further directed him to report on the activities of UNIFIL, including its technical reconfiguration, and on tasks conducted by the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO).
- Blue Line
- Israeli–Lebanese conflict
- List of United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1301 to 1400 (2000–2002)
- South Lebanon conflict (1982–2000)
- "Security Council extends UNIFIL's mandate by six months, until 31 July 2002". United Nations. 28 January 2002.
- "Security Council approves six-month extension of UN force in Lebanon". United Nations News Centre. 28 January 2002.
- Washington Institute for Near East Policy (2003). Peacewatch/policywatch anthology 2002: America and the Middle East : expanding threat, broadening response. Washington Institute for Near East Policy. p. 28. ISBN 978-0-944029-83-1.
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