United Nations Security Council Resolution 1609

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UN Security Council
Resolution 1609
Yamoussoukro, capital of Côte d'Ivoire
Date 24 June 2005
Meeting no. 5,213
Code S/RES/1609 (Document)
Subject The situation in Côte d'Ivoire
Voting summary
15 voted for
None voted against
None abstained
Result Adopted
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

United Nations Security Council resolution1609, adopted unanimously on 24 June 2005, after recalling previous resolutions on the situation in Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI) and supporting French forces for a further seven months until 24 January 2006.[1]



The Security Council reaffirmed its support for the Linas-Marcoussis Agreement and its full implementation. It commended the African Union, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and French forces for their efforts to promote a peaceful settlement in Côte d'Ivoire, but noted existing challenges to the stability of the country and its threat to international peace and security in the region, particularly at events in the west of the country.

The Council also reviewed a report on cross-border operations between the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL), the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) and UNOCI.


Acting under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the Council extended the mandate of UNOCI and supporting French forces for seven months. UNOCI was given tasks in the following areas:[2]

The strength of UNOCI was increased by 850 military and 725 police personnel.[3] In addition, the Secretary-General was authorised to implement measures contained in his report on inter-mission co-operation and possible cross-border operations. The resolution detailed arrangements for the redeployment of troops among the three peacekeeping operations.

Finally, the Council authorised supporting French forces to use any means necessary to support UNOCI.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Security Council extends UN Operation in Côte d'Ivoire until 24 January 2006". United Nations. 24 June 2005. 
  2. ^ Mtimkulu, Bereng (2005). "The African Union and Peace Support Operations" (PDF). Conflict Trends. 4: 34–36. 
  3. ^ Report of the Security Council: 1 August 2004 – 31 July 2005. United Nations Publishers. 2006. p. 3. ISBN 978-92-1-810216-4. 

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