United Nations Security Council Resolution 1724
|UN Security Council
|Date||29 November 2006|
|Subject||The situation in Somalia|
|15 voted for
None voted against
|Security Council composition|
United Nations Security Council Resolution 1724, adopted unanimously on November 29, 2006, after recalling previous resolutions on the situation in Somalia, particularly resolutions 733 (1992), 1519 (2003), 1558 (2004), 1587 (2005), 1630 (2006) and 1676 (2006), the Council re-established a group to monitor the arms embargo against the country for a further six months and condemned an increase in the flow of weapons to the country.
The text, proposed by Qatar, was adopted as Council members debated another resolution partially lifting the arms embargo in order to allow forces from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development to be deployed in Somalia. Resolution 1725 authorised the latter mission to take place.
The Security Council urged Somali leaders to continue political dialogue and for the Transitional Federal Government to continue to establish governance over the country. It condemned the illegal flow of weapons into and through Somalia in violation of the arms embargo, calling for improvements to be made to the monitoring of the embargo and urging states to enforce the restrictions.
Acting under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the Council stressed that all countries should comply with the embargo and announced it would consider further actions to ensure compliance. The Secretary-General Kofi Annan was asked to re-establish a monitoring group to monitor the implementation of the arms embargo against Somalia, update lists on those violating the sanctions, to co-operate with a Committee established in Resolution 751 (1992), make recommendations based on its findings and suggest ways of improving the capacity of regional states to implement the embargo. The Committee was also asked to make recommendations on ways of improving the effectiveness of the embargo.
Finally, the Committee was requested to consider a visit to Somalia to demonstrate the Council's determination to enforce the arms embargo.
- Disarmament in Somalia
- List of United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1701 to 1800 (2006 – 2008)
- Somali Civil War
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