United Nations Security Council Resolution 1908

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UN Security Council
Resolution 1908
Haitian national palace earthquake.jpg
Date19 January 2010
Meeting no.6,261
CodeS/RES/1908 (Document)
SubjectThe situation in Haiti
Voting summary
  • 15 voted for
  • None voted against
  • None abstained
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1908, adopted unanimously on January 19, 2010, after endorsing the Secretary-General's recommendation, the Council increased the size of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) established under Resolution 1542 (2004), in the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake. The resolution authorised an additional 3,500 peacekeepers for Haiti, bringing the total number of MINUSTAH troops to 8,940 and a police component to 3,711.[1]

The resolution also expressed sympathy and solidarity to those affected by the earthquake.

The Force consists of troops from up to 17 countries, including Argentina, Bolivia, Canada, Jordan, France, South Korea and the United States, and police from 41 countries, including Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Egypt, Russia and Spain.[2]

The month's President of the Council, Zhang Yesui of the People's Republic of China, said that the adoption of the resolution would be important for maintaining peace and stability, supporting relief efforts and helping to restore post-disaster reconstruction.[3]

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  1. ^ "Security Council authorizes 3,500 more UN peacekeepers for Haiti". UN News Centre. 19 January 2010.
  2. ^ Xiang, Zhang (14 January 2010). "Backgrounder: UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti". Xinhua News Agency.
  3. ^ "Security Council boosts force levels for military, police components". UN Department of Public Information, News and Media Division. 19 January 2010.

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