United Nations Security Council Resolution 1708

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Adopted by the Security Council at its 5524th meeting, on 14 September 2006

The Security Council,

Recalling its previous resolutions concerning the situation in Côte d’Ivoire, in particular resolutions 1572 (2004) of 15 November 2004, 1584 (2005) of 1 February 2005, 1633 (2005) of 21 October 2005 and 1643 (2005) of 15 December 2005, and the relevant statements of its President,

Welcoming the ongoing efforts of the Secretary-General, the African Union and the Economic Community of Western African States (ECOWAS) towards re-establishing peace and stability in Côte d’Ivoire,

Recalling the final report (S/2006/735, annex) of the Group of Experts created by the Secretary-General, further to paragraph 9 of resolution 1643 (2005),

Determining that the situation in Côte d’Ivoire continues to constitute 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 of the Group of Experts to 15 December 2006, and requests the Secretary-General to take the necessary administrative measures;

2. Requests the Group of Experts to submit a brief written update to the Council, through the Committee established by paragraph 14 of resolution 1572 (2004), before 1 December 2006, on the implementation of the measures imposed by paragraphs 7, 9 and 11 of resolution 1572 (2004) and paragraphs 4 and 6 of resolution 1643 (2005) with recommendations in this regard;

3. Decides to remain actively seized of the matter.

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