United Nations Security Council Resolution 2019

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UN Security Council
Resolution 2019
Date16 November 2011
Meeting no.6,661
CodeS/RES/2019 (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 2019 was unanimously adopted on 16 November 2011, and approved the mandate of European force in Bosnia and Herzegovina.


The council authorized "the member states acting through or in cooperation with the EU to establish for a further period of 12 months, starting from the date of the adoption of this resolution, a multinational stabilization force," said the resolution.

EU Force (EUFOR) Althea, first deployed in 2004, is a military presence in Bosnia and Herzegovina that is responsible for maintaining peace and security in the region and helping to build the capacity of the country's armed forces.

The European mission is also responsible for upholding the Dayton Peace Agreements, which ended inter-ethnic fighting in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1995 and established the country's independence and a framework for its institutions.

European Union Force Althea is a military deployment in Bosnia and Herzegovina to oversee the military implementation of the Dayton Agreement. It is the successor to the NATO-led peacekeeping missions in the Balkan country—the Stabilization Force (SFOR) and the implementation force (IFOR) in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The transition from SFOR to EUFOR was largely a change of name and commanders: 80 percent of the troops remained in place. It replaced the NATO-led SFOR on December 2, 2004.[1]

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