United Nations Security Council Resolution 1652

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UN Security Council
Resolution 1652
Location Côte d'Ivoire AU Africa.svg
Location of Côte d'Ivoire within the African Union
Date 24 January 2006
Meeting no. 5,354
Code S/RES/1652 (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 Resolution 1652, adopted unanimously on January 24, 2006, 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 until December 15, 2006.[1] It was the first of 86 Security Council resolutions adopted in 2006, and the first of eight relating to the situation in Côte d'Ivoire.[2]



The Security Council was very concerned about the ongoing political crisis in Côte d'Ivoire, and obstacles to the peace process from all sides. The International Working Group, established by the African Union, was to monitor the implementation of the peace process in the run-up to proposed elections by the end of October 2006 (they did not take place).


Acting under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the Council extended the mandates of UNOCI and the French supporting forces in Operation Unicorn until mid-December, 2006. It renewed provisions of Resolution 1609 (2005), renewing the increase in UNOCI's strength in terms of military and police personnel.[3]

Finally, Council members expressed their intention to keep the operations and troop levels of UNOCI under review, pending a report by the Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Liberia which would take into account the situations in Liberia and Côte d'Ivoire.

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  1. ^ "Security Council extends UN Operation in Côte d'Ivoire until 15 December". United Nations. January 24, 2006. 
  2. ^ Mehler, Andreas; Melber, Henning; Walraven, Klaas Van (2007). Africa yearbook. BRILL. p. 80. ISBN 978-90-04-16263-1. 
  3. ^ United Nations (2009). United Nations Juridical Yearbook 2006. United Nations Publications. p. 89. ISBN 978-92-1-133670-2. 

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