United Nations Security Council Resolution 1736
|UN Security Council
|Date||22 December 2006|
|Subject||The situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo|
|15 voted for
None voted against
|Security Council composition|
United Nations Security Council Resolution 1736, adopted unanimously on December 22, 2006, after recalling all previous resolutions concerning the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in Burundi and in the Great Lakes region of Africa, the Council increased the military strength of the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC) from January 1, 2007 to February 15, 2007.
The Council again praised the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo for their commitment towards the democratic process. It noted that 50 military observers temporarily re-deployed from the United Nations Operation in Burundi (ONUB) in accordance with resolutions 1669 (2006) and 1692 (2006) had successfully completed their mission and would be repatriated by December 31, 2006.
As with previous resolutions, Resolution 1736 condemned hostilities in the east of the country carried out by militias and foreign armed groups and further criticised violations of international humanitarian law and human rights, particularly those carried out by the militias, foreign armed groups and elements of the armed forces. In this regard, Council members called on those responsible to be brought to justice.
Using Chapter VII powers, the Security Council authorised a temporary increase of 916 military personnel in MONUC from January 1, 2007 to February 15, 2007. At the same time, the temporary deployment of one infantry battalion and a military hospital from ONUB was also extended. It reaffirmed its intention to review the issue pending a report from the Secretary-General.
- Kivu conflict
- Ituri conflict
- List of United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1701 to 1800 (2006 – 2008)
- Second Congo War
- "Security Council authorises increase in military strength of United Nations Mission in Democratic Republic of Congo". United Nations. December 22, 2006.
- Yabadi, Mujinga (2011). "The role of international organisations in the post-conflict period in the Democratic Republic of Congo". University of Pretoria.
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