United Nations Security Council Resolution 1981

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UN Security Council
Resolution 1981
UNOCI medal
Date13 May 2011
Meeting no.6,535
CodeS/RES/1981 (Document)
SubjectThe situation in Côte d'Ivoire
Voting summary
15 voted for
None voted against
None abstained
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1981, adopted unanimously on May 13, 2011, after recalling previous resolutions on the situation in Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), including resolutions 1933 (2010), 1942 (2010), 1946 (2010), 1951 (2010), 1962 (2010), 1967 (2011), 1968 (2011), 1975 (2011) and 1980 (2011), the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI) until July 31, 2011 and extended the temporary re-deployment of United Nations troops from Liberia until June 30, 2011.[1]

The temporary deployment of units from Liberia would leave Côte d'Ivoire a month earlier than planned.[2]



In the preamble of the resolution, the Council recalled co-operation agreements between United Nations peacekeeping missions in Resolution 1609 (2005) and Resolution 1938 (2010) and its intention to deploy more troops from the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) to UNOCI on a temporary basis if necessary.


The Council, acting under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, extended the mandate of UNOCI was renewed until July 31, 2011 and the temporary deployment of UNMIL troops was also extended until June 30, 2010. The temporary deployment consisted of three infantry companies, one aviation unit and three armed helicopters with crews.

Finally, the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was to report by the same date on his assessment of the UNOCI mission.

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  1. ^ "Security Council extends mandate of United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire until 31 July 2011". United Nations. May 13, 2011.
  2. ^ Associated Press (14 May 2011). "UN scaling back mission in Ivory Coast". Taiwan News.

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