United Nations Security Council Resolution 1948

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UN Security Council
Resolution 1948
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Date18 November 2010
Meeting no.6,426
CodeS/RES/1948 (Document)
SubjectThe situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Voting summary
15 voted for
None voted against
None abstained
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1948, adopted unanimously on November 18, 2010, after recalling previous resolutions on the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia, including resolutions 1031 (1995), 1088 (1996), 1423 (2002), 1491 (2003), 1551 (2004), 1575 (2004), 1639 (2005), 1722 (2006), 1764 (2007), 1785 (2007), 1845 (2008), 1869 (2008) and 1895 (2009), the Council extended the mandate of EUFOR Althea in Bosnia and Herzegovina for an additional year until November 18, 2011.[1]

The extension was requested by the High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Valentin Inzko.[2]



The Security Council emphasised the political settlement to the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia, reiterating that the return of refugees was essential for peace. It noted that some aspects of the Dayton Agreement had not been implemented fifteen years after its signing, and emphasised Bosnia and Herzegovina's progress towards Euro-Atlantic integration and its transition to a modern democratic European country.

The preamble of the resolution welcomed the European foreign ministers decision to continue to provide support for Operation Athlea and the successful holding of general elections in October 2010.


Acting under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the resolution highlighted that the responsibility of the implementation of the Dayton Agreement rested with the authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the process of rebuilding society and a viable state. The parties to the agreement were reminded to comply with the agreement and co-operate with other entities in its implementation, including the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

States participating in EUFOR were authorised to continue operations for a further 12 months as the legal successor to SFOR. It welcomed a decision by NATO Headquarters to assist in the implementation of the agreement. Member States were also authorised to take all necessary measures to facilitate the implementation of and compliance with Annexes 1-A and 2 of the peace agreement, protect troops and ensure compliance with rules governing the use of airspace over the country.

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  1. ^ "Security Council authorises for another year European Union Stabilization Force in Bosnia and Herzegovina; NATO to maintain presence there". United Nations. November 18, 2010.
  2. ^ "Sign of the Times: EUFOR's Bosnia Mandate Extended as Political Crisis Prepares to Undo Meager Progress Next Year". ISA INTEL. November 19, 2010.

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