Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2226 (2015), Security Council Extends Mandate of Côte d’Ivoire Peacekeeping Mission, French Force Supporting It

SC/11942
25 June 2015
7471st Meeting (AM)

Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2226 (2015), Security Council Extends Mandate of Côte d’Ivoire Peacekeeping Mission, French Force Supporting It

The Security Council this morning extended the mandate of the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), along with the authorization of French Forces that support it, until 30 June 2016.

Through the unanimous adoption of resolution 2226 (2015), the Council decided that the priority of UNOCI would remain protection of civilians and it would maintain a focus on demobilization, disarmament and reintegration of ex-combatants and security-sector reform, with the objective of transitioning security responsibilities to the Government.

The Council, through the text, reaffirmed its intention to consider further downsizing UNOCI and possibly terminating its mandate after the October 2015 presidential election in Côte d’Ivoire, based on security conditions on the ground and the capacity of the Government to take over the Operation’s responsibilities.

For the present, however, the Council decided that the authorized ceiling of UNOCI’s military component would remain at 5,245 troops and 192 observers, along with 1,500 police personnel and eight customs officers.

Affirming the importance of reconfiguration of UNOCI’s military presence and resources to high-risk areas such as the west of the country, the Council requested continued transition to the mobile concept of military operations and enhancement of early-warning capabilities.

Welcoming progress in the country in security, political participation and humanitarian conditions, it called on the Government of Côte d’Ivoire to accelerate the processes of reintegration and security reform, to ensure accountability for those responsible for abuses after the recent post-electoral crisis, to mitigate intercommunal tensions and to continue to build institutions that ensured the human rights of all persons.

Following the adoption, the representative of Côte d’Ivoire, Claude Bouah-Kamon, thanked the Council for its decision to extend UNOCI and affirmed that his Government was committed to further progress in all necessary areas, including human rights.  Political dialogue was continuing and every effort was being made to ensure peaceful and credible elections.  Security-sector reform and reintegration of ex-combatants would also continue apace.

The upcoming elections, he said, were critical.  The resolution recognized the primary responsibility of Côte d’Ivoire in holding them successfully, but, as international assistance was needed, his Government welcomed UNOCI’s mandated support.  He affirmed his Government’s commitment to continue to cooperate closely with UNOCI and to help make its efforts a model for success.

He reiterated, however, his Government’s request for the lifting of the arms embargo on Côte d’Ivoire in order to allow the Government to fully carry out its responsibilities in providing security for the elections, border control and stability.

The meeting began at 10:05 a.m. and ended at 10:17 a.m.

Resolution

The full text of resolution 2226 (2015) reads as follows:

The Security Council,

Recalling its previous resolutions, in particular resolutions 2162 (2014) and 2219 (2015), and the statements of its President relating to the situation in Côte d’Ivoire, resolutions 2188 (2014), 2190 (2014) and 2215 (2015) on the situation in Liberia and resolution 2164 (2014) on the situation in Mali,

Reaffirming its strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and unity of Côte d’Ivoire and recalling the principles of good-neighbourliness, non-interference and regional cooperation,

Recalling that the Government of Côte d’Ivoire bears primary responsibility for ensuring peace, stability and the protection of civilians in Côte d’Ivoire,

Taking note of the report of the Secretary-General of 7 May 2015 (S/2015/320),

Welcoming the progress being made in Côte d’Ivoire on the path of reconciliation, stability and economic recovery and commending the leadership of the President of Côte d’Ivoire in this regard,

Welcoming the continued improvement in the security situation in Côte d’Ivoire, including in the western part of the country and along the border with Liberia, while condemning the attacks of 10 and 16 January 2015, acknowledging the need to address remaining challenges and noting the continued cooperation between the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) and the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), as well as the Governments of Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia and countries in the subregion, in coordinating activities, including on security, in the border areas in the subregion,

Calling upon all Ivorian stakeholders, including political parties, civil society and the media, to work together to consolidate the progress made so far and to address the underlying causes of tension and conflict including with respect to land and nationality, encouraging the Government of Côte d’Ivoire to further strengthen the rule of law, welcoming the steps taken by the Government of Côte d’Ivoire to organize and finance the 2015 presidential election process, including reforms on the legal framework for elections through the adoption of amendments to this framework, welcoming the work undertaken by the Commission Électorale Indépendante, and welcoming the steps taken by the Government of Côte d’Ivoire to facilitate an environment conducive to fair, credible, and transparent elections, while underlining the necessity to continue and intensify efforts in this field,

Welcoming the ongoing political dialogue among the political parties, including extra-parliamentary parties, further welcoming the decision by the Government of Côte d’Ivoire, on an exceptional basis, to finance political parties ahead of the election, commending the engagement of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General through her good offices mandate, especially in support of the dialogue between the Government and opposition political parties, and expressing its appreciation for the work of UNOCI and its overall contribution to the maintenance of peace and security in Côte d’Ivoire,

Taking note of the letter of 18 June 2014 of the Government of Côte d’Ivoire to the Secretary-General requesting the possible provision of electoral assistance for the 2015 presidential election,

Welcoming the continued improvement of the humanitarian situation, including with regard to the situation of internally displaced persons (IDPs), and urging the resumption of the voluntary, safe and durable return of refugees to their places of origin in Côte d’Ivoire,

Taking note of the final framework on disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) adopted by the Autorité du DDR (ADDR) and the successful disarmament and demobilization of more than 50,000 former combatants, welcoming the initiative to enrol all former combatants in the disarmament and demobilization program by 30 June 2015 and underlining the need to continue efforts to include former combatants associated with the previous government, taking note of the continuing work of ADDR, with the support of UNOCI, in this regard, and emphasizing the need to implement post-June 2015 reinsertion activities in a coordinated manner, including through the designation by the Government of Côte d’Ivoire of a lead institution to achieve this objective,

Commending the efforts of the Government of Côte d’Ivoire to restructure and professionalize its defence and security sector, including through the implementation of the National Security Strategy, underlining the need for the Government of Côte d’Ivoire to continue prioritizing efforts to implement completely its security sector reform strategy, with a special attention to the training and equipment of the police and gendarmerie as well as the streamlining of security structures, and underlining the importance of measures to rebuild confidence within and between the security forces and the population, including ahead of the 2015 presidential election,

Emphasizing the importance of pursuing a national reconciliation and social cohesion strategy, welcoming in this regard efforts to take forward inter-communal dialogue, encouraging the publication by the Government of Côte d’Ivoire of the final report and recommendations provided by the Commission dialogue, vérité et reconciliation (CDVR), welcoming the establishment of the Commission nationale pour la reconciliation et l’indemnisation des victimes (CONARIV), encouraging the full implementation of its mandate, and underlining the importance of including all Ivorians in the reconciliation process at the national and local levels,

Reiterating the vital role of women in conflict resolution and peacebuilding, the importance of their equal participation and full involvement in all efforts for the maintenance and promotion of peace and security and their key role in re-establishing the fabric of societies recovering from conflict, and further reaffirming the importance of implementing the Côte d’Ivoire National Action Plan for the implementation of resolution 1325 (2000) adopted in 2008,

Welcoming the efforts to improve the human rights situation, which led to progress in this field, including through the inauguration of the first national mechanism aimed at enhancing gender balance in all institutions, further welcoming the recent reform of the criminal code and the criminal procedure code, consistent with Côte d’Ivoire’s international commitments, while expressing its concern about the continued reports, including those reported by the Secretary-General in his report of 7 May 2015 (S/2015/320), of human rights violations and abuses and violations of international humanitarian law, including against women and children, in particular sexual violence, stressing the importance of investigating and prosecuting such alleged violations and abuses, including those that occurred throughout the post-elections crisis committed by all parties, irrespective of their status or political affiliation,

Welcoming national and international efforts to bring to justice alleged perpetrators of violations and abuses of human rights and of violations of international humanitarian law in Côte d’Ivoire, urging the Government of Côte d’Ivoire to increase and expedite its efforts to combat impunity and ensure equitable and independent justice without discrimination, and encouraging in this regard the Government of Côte d’Ivoire to continue its close cooperation with the International Criminal Court (ICC),

Expressing concern at reports about difficult conditions in detention, calling upon the Government to ensure that the conditions of detention are in line with international obligations and to take all steps necessary to prevent and investigate violations and abuse of human rights in the context of detention and welcoming the support provided by the European Union and France in this regard,

Commending the contribution of troop- and police-contributing countries and donors to UNOCI, underlining the importance of providing military troops and police officers qualified with appropriate specialized and linguistic skills,

Recognizing the continued contribution of the arms embargo, as defined by resolution 2219 (2015), to the stability of Côte d’Ivoire including by countering the illicit transfer, destabilization, accumulation and misuse of small arms and light weapons,

Commending the African Union and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) for their efforts to consolidate peace and stability in Côte d’Ivoire, and encouraging them to continue to support the Ivorian authorities in addressing key challenges, especially the underlying causes of recent conflict and insecurity in the border area, including the movement of armed elements and weapons, and promoting justice and national reconciliation,

Welcoming Côte d’Ivoire’s ratification of the 1954 and 1961 Conventions on Statelessness and the steps being taken to revise its nationality laws, welcoming the important steps being taken by ECOWAS member States to address statelessness, including through the ministerial-level regional conference held in Abidjan from 23-25 February, 2015, and recalling the Secretary-General’s decision on Durable Solutions and expressing support for the implementation of the national durable solution strategy for IDPs,

Determining that the situation in Côte d’Ivoire continues to pose a threat to international peace and security in the region,

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

National reconciliation and social cohesion

1.   Welcomes the resumption of the dialogue between the Government of Côte d’Ivoire and the political opposition in December 2014, January and May 2015, calls upon all political parties to play a constructive role and contribute towards reconciliation;

“2.   Commends the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for her good offices efforts and political support and requests that such important efforts and support continue, in particular with a view to the October 2015 presidential election, in line with paragraph 19 (b) of this resolution;

“3.   Emphasizes the importance of the Government of Côte d’Ivoire continuing to pursue a national reconciliation and social cohesion strategy, particularly ahead of the October 2015 presidential election, through concrete measures to promote justice and reconciliation at all levels and involving all stakeholders and calls for a direct, open and constructive dialogue between the Government of Côte d’Ivoire and all political parties, including the opposition, to expedite further progress on crucial reforms on nationality and land;

“4.   Welcomes the work undertaken by the Commission Electorale Indépendante, urges the Government of Côte d’Ivoire to continue to take all necessary steps to implement, in accordance with the existing time frame, the legal framework for the October 2015 presidential election, including the updating of the voters list and the allocation of adequate budgetary resources, as well as to continue its efforts to strengthen national logistical capacities to enable the organization and conduct of the election across the country, calls upon all national stakeholders to facilitate the creation of an environment conducive to the holding of free, fair, transparent, and inclusive presidential elections, as well as to refrain from acts that could incite violence, including hate speech, particularly through the media, and affirms its intention to pay close attention to such acts;

“5.   Affirms its intention to review the listing of individuals subject to the financial and travel measures imposed by paragraphs 9 to 12 of resolution 1572 (2004) and paragraph 12 of resolution 1975 (2011) provided they engage in actions that further the objective of national reconciliation;

Disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR)

6.   Calls upon the Government of Côte d’Ivoire to complete the DDR process before the presidential election of 2015 in accordance with the objective announced by the President of Côte d’Ivoire, requests UNOCI to facilitate the implementation of this process, including by continuing its technical support to the ADDR and relevant institutions, and swiftly disbursing support to the Ivorian DDR programme and further calls on Member States and regional and international organizations to provide financial contributions to meet the needs of the DDR programme;

“7.   Encourages the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) to facilitate the planning and implementation of programmes which support this process, in consultation with UNOCI and international partners;

“8.   Urges the Government of Côte d’Ivoire to provide for a transparent and inclusive DDR process that includes unregistered former combatants, encourages further efforts by the ADDR and relevant institutions to enhance the collection and disposal of weapons and ammunitions as part of the DDR process and reiterates the need for the Government to develop and implement long-term solutions to address the residual caseload of former combatants and for the sustained social and economic integration of former combatants, including former female combatants;

Security sector reform (SSR)

9.   Calls upon the Government of Côte d’Ivoire to accelerate the implementation of the national security sector reform strategy adopted in September 2012 and updated in 2014 with a view to setting up inclusive and accountable security forces that include an effective chain of command, a system of military justice and adequate and sustainable budgetary allocations;

“10.  Underscores in this regard the importance of accelerating the deployment of the police and gendarmerie to take over public order tasks currently performed by the Forces Républicaines de Côte d’Ivoire (FRCI) and other groups, including by equipping the police and gendarmerie with standard policing weapons and ammunition following the partial lifting of the arms embargo pursuant to its resolution 2153 (2014) and reaffirmed in resolution 2219 (2015);

“11.  Reiterates its call to the Government and all international partners, including private companies, involved in assisting the Government in the SSR process, to comply with the provisions of resolution 2219 (2015) and to coordinate their efforts with a view to promoting transparency and a clear division of labour between all international partners;

Human rights

12.  Strongly urges the Government of Côte d’Ivoire to ensure in the shortest possible time frame that, irrespective of their status or political affiliation, all those responsible for serious violations and abuses of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law, including those committed during and after the post-electoral crisis in Côte d’Ivoire, are brought to justice in accordance with its international obligations and that all detainees receive clarity about their status in a transparent manner, and urges the Government to continue its cooperation with the ICC;

“13.  Emphasizes, in this regard, the importance of the work conducted by the National Commission of Inquiry and the CDVR, to lasting reconciliation in Côte d’Ivoire, encourages the Government of Côte d’Ivoire to publish the final report and recommendations of the CDVR to contribute to such reconciliation, calls for the implementation and conclusion of related investigations, further calls on the Government to create the enabling environment to ensure that the work of the Ivorian judicial system is impartial, credible, transparent and consistent with internationally agreed standards and, in this regard, welcomes the renewal of the Special Investigation and Examination cell, and encourages the Government to continue to provide it with the support it needs to conduct its investigations;

“14.  Urges the Government to take concrete and discernible steps to prevent and mitigate violence, including inter-communal tensions by seeking a broad national consensus on addressing effectively identity and land tenure issues;

“15.  Welcomes the work of the National Human Rights Commission, underscores the importance of its independence and its compliance with the Paris Principles related to the work of National Human Rights institutions and calls on UNOCI to continue to support Ivorian authorities and institutions in ensuring the human rights of all persons;

“16.  Calls on those responsible to cease committing acts of sexual and gender-based violence immediately, and further calls upon UNOCI, where consistent with its authorities and responsibilities, to continue to support national and international efforts to bring to justice perpetrators of serious violations and abuses of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law in Côte d’Ivoire, irrespective of their status or political affiliation;

“17.  Welcomes the continued cooperation between, and the conduct of coordinated activities by, UNOCI and the defence and security forces, including the FRCI and calls for strict adherence by the defence and security forces, including the FRCI to international humanitarian, human rights and refugee laws and in this context, recalls the importance of training in human rights, child protection and sexual- and gender-based violence for security and law-enforcement agencies;

UNOCI mandate

18.  Decides to extend the mandate of UNOCI until 30 June 2016;

“19.  Decides that the mandate of UNOCI shall be the following:

(a)   Protection of civilians

–     To protect, without prejudice to the primary responsibility of the Ivorian authorities, the civilian population from threat of physical violence, within its capabilities and areas of deployment and welcomes steps taken by UNOCI to move to a more preventive and pre-emptive posture in pursuit of its priorities and in active defence of its mandate, while underlining the need to continue such an effort, without prejudice to the agreed basic principles of peacekeeping;

–     To implement the comprehensive strategy for the protection of civilians in coordination with the United Nations Country Team (UNCT);

–     To work closely with humanitarian agencies, particularly in relation to areas of tensions and with respect to the return of displaced persons, to collect information on and identify potential threats against the civilian population, and bring them to the attention of the Ivorian authorities as appropriate;

(b)   Political support

–     To provide, by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, good offices and political support for the efforts of the Ivorian authorities to address the root causes of the conflict and establish lasting peace and security in Côte d’Ivoire, including in the priority areas of the SSR, DDR, and reconciliation processes at both the national and local levels;

–     To provide, by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, good offices support to the Ivorian authorities for and throughout the 2015 electoral period, including by facilitating dialogue between all political stakeholders, inclusive of representatives of civil society and political parties;

–     To assist the Government of Côte d’Ivoire with the 2015 presidential election process by providing limited logistical support, particularly to access remote areas, within existing resources and capabilities, at the request of the Government of Côte d’Ivoire, while bearing in mind the primary responsibility of the Government of Côte d’Ivoire in this regard;

(c)   Address remaining security threats and border-related challenges

–     To support, within its existing authorities, capabilities, and its areas of deployment, the national authorities in stabilizing the security situation in the country, with a special attention to providing support for the provision of security through the 2015 presidential electoral period;

–     To monitor and deter the activities of militias, mercenaries and other illegal armed groups and to support the Government in addressing border security challenges consistent with its existing mandate to protect civilians, including cross-border security and other challenges in the border areas, notably with Liberia, and to this end, to coordinate closely with UNMIL in order to further inter-mission cooperation, such as through undertaking coordinated patrols and contingency planning where appropriate and within their existing mandates and capabilities;

–     To liaise with the Forces Républicaines de Côte d’Ivoire (FRCI) in order to promote mutual trust among all elements composing the FRCI;

(d)   Disarmament, demobilization and reintegration programme (DDR) and collection of weapons

–     To assist the Government, in close coordination with other bilateral and international partners, in implementing, at the national and local levels, the national programme for the DDR of former combatants and dismantling of militias and self-defence groups, taking into account the rights and needs of the distinct categories of persons to be disarmed, demobilized and reintegrated, including children and women;

–     To support the registration and screening of former combatants and assist in assessing and verifying the reliability of the listings of former combatants;

–     To support the disarmament and repatriation of foreign armed elements, where relevant in cooperation with UNMIL and United Nations Country Teams in the region;

–     To assist the national authorities, including the National Commission to fight against the Proliferation and Illicit Traffic of Small Arms and Light Weapons, in collecting, registering, securing and disposing of weapons and in clearing explosive remnants of war, as appropriate, in accordance with resolution 2219 (2015);

–     To coordinate with the Government in ensuring that the collected weapons are not disseminated or re-utilized outside a comprehensive national security strategy, as referred to in point (e) below;

(e)   Reconstitution and reform of security institutions

–     To assist the Government in implementing, without delay and in close coordination with other international partners, its comprehensive national security strategy;

–     To support the Government in providing effective, transparent and harmonized coordination of assistance, including the promotion of a clear division of tasks and responsibilities, by international partners to the security sector reform (SSR) process;

–     To advise the Government, as appropriate, on SSR and the organization of the future national army, to facilitate the provision of training, within its current resources and as requested by the Government and in close coordination with other international partners, in human rights, child protection and protection from sexual and gender-based violence to the security and law enforcement institutions, as well as capacity-building support by providing technical assistance, co-location and mentoring programmes for the police and gendarmerie and to contribute to restoring their presence throughout Côte d’Ivoire and to promote trust and confidence within and between the security and law enforcement agencies and to offer support to the development of a sustainable vetting mechanism for personnel that will be absorbed into security sector institutions;

(f)   Monitoring of the arms embargo

–     To monitor the implementation of the measures imposed by paragraph 7 of resolution 1572 (2004), in cooperation with the Group of Experts established under resolution 1584 (2005), including by inspecting, as they deem it necessary and when appropriate without notice, all weapons, ammunition and related materiel regardless of location, consistent with resolution 2219 (2015);

–     To collect, as appropriate, arms and any related materiel brought into Côte d’Ivoire in violation of the measures imposed by paragraph 7 of resolution 1572 (2004), and to dispose of such arms and related materiel as appropriate;

–     To assist the Government, upon its request and within its existing resources, to ensure the Government’s notification and approval requests contain the required information identified in paragraph 7 of resolution 2219 (2015) consistent with paragraph 9 of resolution 2219 (2015);

(g)   Support for compliance with international humanitarian and human rights law

–     To contribute to the promotion and protection of human rights in Côte d’Ivoire, with special attention to grave violations and abuses committed against children and women, notably sexual- and gender-based violence, in close coordination with the Independent Expert established under the Human Rights Council’s resolution A/HRC/RES/17/21;

–     To monitor, help investigate, and report to the Council, on abuses and violations of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law, including those against children in line with resolutions 1612 (2005), 1882 (2009), 1998 (2011) 2068 (2012) and 2143 (2014), in order to prevent such abuses and violations and to end impunity;

–     To bring to the attention of the Council all individuals identified as perpetrators of serious human rights violations and to keep the Committee, established pursuant to resolution 1572 (2004), informed of any significant developments in this regard when appropriate;

–     To support the efforts of the Government in combating sexual- and gender-based violence, including through contributing to the implementation of a nationally owned multisectoral strategy in cooperation with UN Action Against Sexual Violence in Conflict entities;

–     To provide specific protection for women affected by armed conflict to ensure gender expertise and training, as appropriate and within existing resources, in accordance with resolutions 1888 (2009), 1889 (2009),1960 (2010) and 2106 (2013);

(h)   Support humanitarian assistance

–     To facilitate, as necessary, unhindered humanitarian access and to help strengthen the delivery of humanitarian assistance to conflict-affected and vulnerable populations, notably by contributing to enhancing security for its delivery;

–     To support the Ivorian authorities in preparing for the voluntary, safe and sustainable return of refugees and internally displaced persons in cooperation with relevant humanitarian organizations, and in creating security conditions conducive to it;

(i)   Public information

–     To continue to use UNOCI’s broadcasting capacity, through ONUCI FM, to contribute to the overall effort to create a peaceful environment, through the 2015 presidential electoral period;

–     To monitor any public incidents of incitement to hatred, intolerance and violence, and bring to the attention of the Council all individuals identified as instigators of political violence, and to keep the Committee established under resolution 1572 (2004) informed of any significant developments in this regard, when appropriate;

(j)   Protection of United Nations personnel

–     To protect United Nations personnel, installations and equipment, and ensure the security and freedom of movement of United Nations personnel;

“20.  Authorizes UNOCI to use all necessary means to carry out its mandate, within its capabilities and its areas of deployment;

“21.  Decides that the protection of civilians shall remain the priority of UNOCI, in accordance with paragraph 19 (a) above, and further decides that UNOCI shall continue to focus on supporting the Government on DDR, collection of weapons and SSR, in accordance with paragraphs 19 (d) and (e) of this resolution, with the objective of transitioning security responsibilities from UNOCI to the Government of Côte d’Ivoire;

“22.  Requests UNOCI to ensure that any support provided to non-United Nations security forces is provided in strict compliance with the Human Rights Due Diligence Policy on United Nations support to non-United Nations security forces (HRDDP);

Force structure

23.  Decides that the authorized ceiling of UNOCI’s military component shall remain at 5,437 military personnel, comprising of 5,245 troop and staff officers and 192 military observers;

“24.  Decides that the authorized ceiling of UNOCI’s police component shall remain at 1,500 personnel, and further decides to maintain the 8 customs officers previously authorized;

“25.  Reaffirms its intention to consider further downsizing UNOCI, reviewing its mandate and its possible termination after the October 2015 presidential election based on security conditions on the ground and the capacity of the Government of Côte d’Ivoire to take over UNOCI’s security role;

“26.  Acknowledges the importance of the reconfiguration of UNOCI’s military presence and resources to in high-risk areas, expresses support for the mobile concept of operations of UNOCI’s military component, and requests UNOCI to continue to update its configuration in this regard, with a view to focusing on the west and other high-risk areas as appropriate, while continuing its shift to a more mobile posture and enhancing its situational awareness and early warning capabilities;

“27.  Requests UNOCI to focus and continue to streamline its activities, across its military, police and civilian components in order to achieve progress on the tasks outlined in paragraph 19 above;

French Forces

28.  Decides to extend until 30 June 2016 the authorization that the Security Council provided to the French Forces in order to support UNOCI, within the limits of their deployment and their capabilities;

“29.  Urges all parties to cooperate fully with the operations of UNOCI and of the French Forces, which support it, in particular by ensuring their safety, security and freedom of movement with unhindered and immediate access throughout the territory of Côte d’Ivoire to enable them to fully carry out their mandates;

Regional and inter-mission cooperation

30.  Calls on the Governments of Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia to continue reinforcing their cooperation, particularly with respect to the border area, including through increased monitoring, information-sharing and coordinated actions, and to implement the shared border strategy to inter alia support the disarmament and repatriation of foreign armed elements on both sides of the border and the voluntary and safe repatriation of refugees as well as to address the root causes of conflict and tension;

“31.  Affirms the importance of inter-mission cooperation arrangements as UNMIL and UNOCI downsize, reaffirms the inter-mission cooperation framework set out in its resolution 1609 (2005) and further recalls its endorsement in its resolution 2062 (2012) of the recommendation of the Secretary-General to transfer three armed helicopters from UNMIL to UNOCI to be used in both Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia along and across their border and reaffirms its decision in its resolution 2162 (2014) that all UNOCI and UNMIL military utility helicopters shall be utilized in both Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia in order to facilitate rapid response and mobility, while not affecting the area of responsibility of either mission;

“32.  Welcomes the full operationalization of the quick reaction force established by resolution 2162 (2014) to implement UNOCI’s mandate as defined in paragraph 19 of this resolution and to support UNMIL as defined in paragraph 33 of this resolution while recognizing that this unit will remain primarily a UNOCI asset, and requests the Secretary General, in the context of inter-mission cooperation arrangements between UNMIL and UNOCI, to continue to maintain such a unit for a period of one year and within the authorized military strength of UNOCI;

“33.  Authorizes the Secretary-General to deploy this unit to Liberia, subject to the consent of the troop-contributing countries concerned and the Government of Liberia, in the event of a serious deterioration of the security situation on the ground in order to temporarily reinforce UNMIL with the sole purpose of implementing its mandate, and stresses that this unit should prioritize implementation of UNOCI’s mandate in Côte d’Ivoire;

“34.  Requests the Secretary-General to inform the Security Council immediately of any deployment of this unit to Liberia and to obtain Security Council authorization for any such deployment for a period that exceeds 90 days;

“35.  Calls upon all United Nations entities in Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia, including all relevant components of UNOCI and UNMIL, within their respective mandates, capabilities and areas of deployment, to enhance their support for the stabilization of the border area, including through increased inter-mission cooperation and the development of a shared, strategic vision and plan, in support of the Ivorian and Liberian authorities and support for implementing regional security strategies, including those of the Mano River Union and ECOWAS;

“36.  Commends inter-mission cooperation between UNOCI and the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), and encourages both United Nations missions to continue in this direction as authorized by paragraph 25 of its resolution 2164 (2014);

Reporting

37.  Requests the Secretary-General to keep the Council regularly informed of the situation in Côte d’Ivoire and the implementation of the mandate of UNOCI and to provide to it a midterm report on the situation on the ground and the implementation of this resolution no later than 15 December 2015, and which includes options to implement by 31 March 2016 the elements contained in paragraph 65 of his report of 15 May 2014 (S/2014/342) and affirms its intention to consider these options, pursuant to the successful conduct of the 2015 presidential election process, and requests the Secretary-General to provide to the Council no later than 31 March 2016 a report containing recommendations consistent with paragraph 25 above, with the view to possible termination, to be considered by the Security Council taking into account the situation in Côte d’Ivoire;

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

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