United Nations Security Council Resolution 1709

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UN Security Council
Resolution 1709
Map of Darfur-en.png
Darfur (dark yellow) region of Sudan
Date 22 September 2006
Meeting no. 5,532
Code S/RES/1709 (Document)
Subject The situation concerning Sudan
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 1709, adopted unanimously on September 22, 2006, after recalling previous resolutions on the situation in Sudan, particularly resolutions 1590 (2005), 1627 (2005), 1653 (2006), 1653 (2006), 1663 (2006), 1679 (2006) and 1706 (2006), the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) for a period until October 8, 2006.[1]


The Council was concerned at restrictions placed upon the UNMIS peacekeeping mission and the effect on its ability to perform its mandate effectively. Furthermore, it expressed concern at the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Darfur, reiterating the need to end all violence and atrocities in the region.

Determining the situation to remain a threat to international peace and security, the Council renewed the mandate of UNMIS until October 8, 2006, with the intention for further renewals if necessary.

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