SECURITY COUNCIL EXTENDS MISSION IN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO UNTIL 15 APRIL, UNANIMOUSLY ADOPTING RESOLUTION 1742 (2007)

15 February 2007
SC/8955

SECURITY COUNCIL EXTENDS MISSION IN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO UNTIL 15 APRIL, UNANIMOUSLY ADOPTING RESOLUTION 1742 (2007)

15 February 2007
Security Council
SC/8955
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Security Council

5630th Meeting (AM)

Security Council extends mission in Democratic Republic of Congo until 15 April,

Unanimously adopting resolution 1742 (2007)

 

Requests Secretary-General’s Recommendations

On Possible Adjustments to Mandate, Capacities

The Security Council this morning extended the mandate and personnel strength of the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC), which was to expire today, until 15 April.

Unanimously adopting resolution 1742 (2007) and acting under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the Council requested the Secretary-General to report, as soon as possible and not later than 15 March, on his consultations with the Congolese authorities and to submit recommendations on adjustments the Council might consider making to the mandate and capacities of MONUC.

The meeting started at 11:30 a.m. and adjourned at 11:35 a.m.

Resolution

The full text of resolution 1742 (2002) reads as follows:

The Security Council,

Recalling its resolutions and the statements of its President concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo,

Reaffirming its commitment to the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of the Democratic Republic of the Congo,

Recalling the support it provided, in particular through the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC), for the process of the Global and All Inclusive Agreement on the Transition, signed in Pretoria on 17 December 2002, and for the elections that represented the culmination of that process,

Reaffirming its commitment to continue to contribute to the consolidation of peace and stability in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the post-transition period,

Underlining its attachment to the continuation of a regular political dialogue with the Congolese authorities, and recalling the importance it attaches to the consultations undertaken with them by the Secretary-General on possible adjustments to be made to the mandate and capacities of MONUC during this period,

Taking note of the letter addressed to its President on 15 January 2007 by the Permanent Representative of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (S/2007/17),

Noting that the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo continues to pose a threat to international peace and security in the region,

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

“1.   Decides to extend the mandate and personnel strength of MONUC, as set out in its resolutions 1565 (2004), 1592 (2005), 1596 (2005), 1621 (2005), 1635 (2005) and 1736 (2006), until 15 April 2007;

“2.   Requests the Secretary-General to report, as soon as possible and not later than 15 March 2007, on his consultations with the Congolese authorities and to submit recommendations on adjustments the Council may consider making to the mandate and capacities of MONUC;

“3.   Decides to remain actively seized of the matter.”

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