United Nations Security Council Resolution 1356
Adopted unanimously by the Security Council at its 4332nd meeting, on 19 June 2001
The Security Council,
Expressing its desire to see peace and security return to Somalia,
Recognizing the ongoing efforts of the United Nations, its specialized agencies and humanitarian organizations to deliver humanitarian assistance to Somalia,
Acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations,
1. Reiterates to all States their obligation to comply with the measures imposed by resolution 733 (1992), and urges each State to take the necessary steps to ensure full implementation and enforcement of the arms embargo;
2. Decides that the measures imposed by paragraph 5 of resolution 733 (1992) shall not apply to protective clothing, including flak jackets and military helmets, temporarily exported to Somalia by United Nations personnel, representatives of the media and humanitarian and development workers and associated personnel for their personal use only;
3. Decides also that the measures imposed by paragraph 5 of resolution 733 (1992) shall not apply to supplies of non-lethal military equipment intended solely for humanitarian or protective use, as approved in advance by the Committee established pursuant to resolution 751 (1992) (the Committee);
4. Requests the Committee to give consideration to and decide upon requests for the exemptions set out in paragraph 3 above;
5. Decides to remain seized of the matter.
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