United Nations Security Council Resolution 1501
|UN Security Council
Bunia in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
|Date||26 August 2003|
|Subject||The situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo|
|15 voted for
None voted against
|Security Council composition|
United Nations Security Council resolution 1501, adopted unanimously on 26 August 2003, after recalling all previous resolutions on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, particularly resolutions 1484 (2003) and 1493 (2003), authorised countries participating in Operation Artemis in Bunia to assist the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC) as it was deployed around the town.
The Security Council remained concerned about hostilities in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, including North and South Kivu and Ituri Province. It reiterated its support for the peace process, and for the multinational force, Operation Artemis. Acting under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the Council approved the Secretary-General Kofi Annan's decision to authorise countries participating in Operation Artemis (which was due to end on 1 September) to assist the MONUC contingent in the town of Bunia and immediate surroundings if requested to do so by MONUC.
Kofi Annan said the decision was necessary in case the situation became volatile in Bunia during the transitional period from the multinational force to MONUC.
- Kivu conflict
- Ituri conflict
- List of United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1501 to 1600 (2003–2005)
- Lusaka Ceasefire Agreement
- Second Congo War
- "Security Council authorises emergency force in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo to assist UN mission during reinforcement, transition". United Nations. 26 August 2003.
- Clément, Jean A. P. (2004). Postconflict economics in sub-Saharan Africa: lessons from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. International Monetary Fund. p. 60. ISBN 978-1-58906-252-8.
- McCormack, T.; McDonald, Avril (2006). Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law – 2003, Volume 6; Volume 2003. Cambridge University Press. p. 273. ISBN 978-90-6704-203-1.
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