SECURITY COUNCIL EXTENDS ‘OIL-FOR-FOOD’ PROGRAMME FOR IRAQ FOR 180 DAYS

4 December 2002
SC/7587

SECURITY COUNCIL EXTENDS ‘OIL-FOR-FOOD’ PROGRAMME FOR IRAQ FOR 180 DAYS

04/12/2002
Press ReleaseSC/7587

Security Council

4656th Meeting (Night)

SECURITY COUNCIL EXTENDS ‘OIL-FOR-FOOD’ PROGRAMME FOR IRAQ FOR 180 DAYS

Resolution 1447 (2002) Adopted Unanimously

The Security Council this evening decided that the measures establishing  the “oil-for-food” programme for Iraq would remain in force for a new period of 180 days.  The programme was to expire tonight at 12 o’clock.

By unanimously adopting resolution 1447 (2002) and acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, the Council further decided to consider necessary adjustments to the Goods Review List (see document S/2002/515) and the procedures for its implementation or adoption, no later than 3 January 2003 and to continue regular, thorough reviews thereafter.

The Council further requested the Secretary-General to submit an assessment report on the implementation of the Goods Review List and its procedures, including recommendations on any necessary revision 14 days before the end of the 180-day period.

[By resolution 1409, adopted on 14 May, the Council approved a list of revised sanctions, a revised Goods Review List and revised procedures (document S/2002/532) as a basis for the humanitarian programme in Iraq, known as the “oil-for-food” programme.  That programme, which was, according to resolution 1509, to expire on 25 November, had recently been extended by resolution 1443 (2002). 

For more information, see Press Releases SC/7395 of 14 May and SC/7577 of

25 November.]

The meeting began at 7:25 p.m. and was adjourned at 7:27 p.m.

Resolution

The full text of Security Council resolution 1447 (2002) reads, as follows:

The Security Council,

Recalling its previous relevant resolutions, including resolutions 986 (1995) of 14 April 1995, 1284 (1999) of 17 December 1999, 1352 (2001) of 1 June 2001, 1360 (2001) of 3 July 2001, 1382 (2001) of 29 November 2001 and 1409 (2002) of 14 May 2002, as they relate to the improvement of the humanitarian programme for Iraq,

Convinced of the need as a temporary measure to continue to provide for the civilian needs of the Iraqi people until the fulfilment by the Government of Iraq

of the relevant resolutions, including notably resolutions 687 (1991) of 3 April 1991 and 1284 (1999), allows the Council to take further action with regard to the prohibitions referred to in resolution 661 (1990) of 6 August 1990 in accordance with the provisions of these resolutions,

Taking note of the Secretary-General's report S/2002/1239 of 12 November 2002,

Determined to improve the humanitarian situation in Iraq,

Reaffirming the commitment of all Member States to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Iraq,

Acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations,

“1.Decides that the provisions of resolution 986 (1995), except those contained in paragraphs 4, 11 and 12, and the provisions of paragraphs 2, 3 and 6 to 13 of resolution 1360 (2001) and subject to paragraph 15 of resolution 1284 (1999) and the other provisions of this present resolution, shall remain in force for a new period of 180 days beginning at 0001 hours, Eastern Standard Time, on   5 December 2002;

“2.Decides to consider necessary adjustments to the Goods Review List (S/2002/515) and the procedures for its implementation, for adoption no later than 30 days from the adoption of this resolution and thereafter to conduct regular, thorough reviews;

“3.Decides that, for the purposes of this resolution, references in resolution 1360 (2001) to the 150-day period established by that resolution shall be interpreted to refer to the 180-day period established pursuant to paragraph 1 above;

“4.Requests the Secretary-General to provide a comprehensive report to the Council, at least one week prior to the end of the 180-day period, on the basis of observations of United Nations personnel in Iraq, and of consultations with the Government of Iraq, on whether Iraq has ensured the equitable distribution of medicine, health supplies, foodstuffs, and materials and supplies for essential civilian needs, financed in accordance with paragraph 8 (a) of resolution 986 (1995), including in his reports any observations which he may have on the adequacy of the revenues to meet Iraq's humanitarian needs;

“5.Requests the Secretary-General, in consultation with interested parties, to submit an assessment report on the implementation of the Goods Review List and its procedures 14 days before the end of the 180-day period referred to in paragraph 1 above and to include in the report recommendations on any necessary revision of the Goods Review List and its procedures;

“6.Decides to remain seized of the matter.”

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