United Nations Security Council Resolution 1652

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Adopted by the Security Council at its 5354th meeting on 24 January 2006

The Security Council,

Recalling its previous resolutions and statements of its President relating to the situation in Côte d’Ivoire and in the subregion,

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

Recalling that it endorsed the final communiqué of the International Working Group (IWG) of 15 January 2006, and reaffirming the mandate of the IWG to assist the Prime Minister and his government in the implementation of the roadmap it has established, and to evaluate, monitor and follow up closely the implementation of the peace process, in accordance with resolution 1633 (2005),

Taking note of the report of the Secretary-General dated 3 January 2006 (S/2006/2),

Expressing its serious concern at the persistence of the crisis in Côte d’Ivoire and of obstacles to the peace and national reconciliation process from all sides,

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,

1. Decides that the respective mandates of the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) and of the French forces which support it shall be extended until 15 December 2006;

2. Decides to extend the provisions of paragraph 3 of resolution 1609 (2005) for the period specified in paragraph 1 above;

3. Expresses its intention to keep under review the tasks and the troop level of UNOCI, and specifically to review these when the Security Council considers the forthcoming report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Mission in Liberia, taking into account the situations in both Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia, in the light of the progress in the implementation of the roadmap established by the International Working Group, in order to lead to the organization of free, fair, open and transparent elections no later than 31 October 2006;

4. Decides to remain actively seized of the matter.

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