United Nations Security Council Resolution 1492

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UN Security Council
Resolution 1492
Flag of Sierra Leone.svg
Date 18 July 2003
Meeting no. 4,789
Code S/RES/1492 (Document)
Subject The situation in Sierra Leone
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 1492, adopted unanimously on 18 July 2003, after recalling all previous resolutions on the situation in Sierra Leone, the Council approved a four-stage reduction of the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL), culmuinating in a complete withdrawal by December 2004.[1]

The Security Council recognised the fragile security situation in the Mano River region, notably the civil war in neighbouring Liberia and the need to strengthen the capacity of the Sierra Leone Police and Armed Forces. It approved of the Secretary-General Kofi Annan's decision concerning the drawdown of UNAMSIL by the end of 2004. The Secretary-General would submit additional recommendations in early 2004 regarding a residual United Nations presence in Sierra Leone.

Key benchmarks of the reduction would be monitored by the Council, while the Secretary-General was instructed to report at the end of each of the four phases on progress made.[2]

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  1. ^ "Security Council approves 'modified status quo' option for drawdown of Sierra Leone force, culmulating in complete withdrawal by end of 2004". United Nations. 18 July 2003. 
  2. ^ McCormack, T.; McDonald, Avril (2006). Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law – 2003, Volume 6; Volume 2003. Cambridge University Press. p. 280. ISBN 978-90-6704-203-1. 

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