United Nations Security Council Resolution 1700

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UN Security Council
Resolution 1700
T-54s, T-55s, Type 59s or Type 69s at Diwaniyah, Iraq.jpg
Destroyed tanks in Iraq
Date 10 August 2006
Meeting no. 5,510
Code S/RES/1700 (Document)
Subject The situation concerning Iraq
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 1700, adopted unanimously on August 10, 2006, after recalling previous resolutions on Iraq, particularly resolutions 1500 (2003), 1546 (2004), 1557 (2004) and 1619 (2005), the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) for a further period of twelve months until August 10, 2007.[1]

The Security Council reaffirmed the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Iraq, and the role of the United Nations in the country through the strengthening of institutions and promote national dialogue, the latter of which was cruicial for Iraq's stability and unity. It welcomed the view of Iraq that there continued to be a cruicial role for UNAMI in assisting the country to build a "productive and prosperous nation at peace with itself and its neighbours".

Extending UNAMI's mandate for an additional twelve months, the Council declared its intention to review its mandate if requested to do so by the Iraqi government.[2] Finally, the Secretary-General Kofi Annan was required to update the Council regularly on developments relating to the International Compact of Iraq.

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  1. ^ "Acting on recommendation of Secretary-General, Security Council extends for one year United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI)". United Nations. August 10, 2006. 
  2. ^ Pace, John P. (2008). "Human rights in Iraq's transition: the search for inclusiveness". International Review of the Red Cross. 90: 91–117. doi:10.1017/s1816383108000052. 

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