United Nations Security Council Resolution 1733

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UN Security Council
Resolution 1733
Kofi Annan.jpg
Date 22 December 2006
Meeting no. 5,607
Code S/RES/1733 (Document)
Subject Tribute to outgoing Secretary-General
Result Adopted
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1733, adopted by acclamation at a closed meeting on December 22, 2006, after recognising the role of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the Council paid tribute to Kofi Annan, whose term as Secretary-General would come to an end on December 31, 2006.[1]

Ban Ki-moon would succeed Annan as Secretary-General from January 1, 2007.


The Council praised Annan for guiding the United Nations under the United Nations Charter, his attempts to find durable solutions to conflicts around the world and to undertake reforms at the organisation.[2]

It acknowledged the contributions of Annan to international peace, security and development, attempts to solve international problems in economic, social and cultural fields and efforts to promote humanitarian needs, human rights and freedoms for all people.[2]

Finally, the resolution expressed "deep appreciation" to Kofi Annan for dedicating himself to the principles contained in the United Nations Charter and to the development of friendly relations among states.

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