United Nations Security Council Resolution 1609
|UN Security Council
Yamoussoukro, capital of Côte d'Ivoire
|Date||24 June 2005|
|Subject||The situation in Côte d'Ivoire|
|15 voted for
None voted against
|Security Council composition|
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.
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.
- Monitoring of the cessation of hostilities and movements of armed groups;
- Disarmament, demobilisation, reintegration, repatriation and resettlement of ex-combatants;
- Disarmament and dismantling of militias;
- Protection of United Nations personnel, institutions and civilians;
- Monitoring of the arms embargo imposed in Resolution 1572 (2004);
- Support for humanitarian assistance;
- Support for the redeployment of State administration;
- Support for the organization of open, free, fair and transparent elections;
- Assistance in the field of human rights, public information and law and order.
The strength of UNOCI was increased by 850 military and 725 police personnel. 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.
- Ivorian Civil War
- List of United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1601 to 1700 (2005–2006)
- United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire
- "Security Council extends UN Operation in Côte d'Ivoire until 24 January 2006". United Nations. 24 June 2005.
- Mtimkulu, Bereng (2005). "The African Union and Peace Support Operations" (PDF). Conflict Trends. 4: 34–36.
- 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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