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Resolution 1770

The situation concerning Iraq


S/RES/1770 (2007)
Security Council Distr.: General
10 August 2007
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Resolution 1770 (2007)
Adopted by the Security Council at its 5729th meeting, on
10 August 2007
The Security Council,
Recalling all its previous relevant resolutions on Iraq, in particular 1500
(2003) of 14 August 2003, 1546 (2004) of 8 June 2004, 1557 (2004) of 12 August
2004, 1619 (2005) of 11 August 2005 and 1700 (2006) of 10 August 2006,
Reaffirming the independence, sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of
Emphasizing the importance of the stability and security of Iraq for the people
of Iraq, the region, and the international community,
Acknowledging that a democratically elected and constitutionally based
Government of Iraq is now in place,
Underscoring the need for all communities in Iraq to reject sectarianism,
participate in the political process, and engage in an inclusive political dialogue and
national reconciliation for the sake of Iraq’s political stability and unity,
Reaffirming the importance of the United Nations, in particular the United
Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), in supporting the efforts of the Iraqi
people and Government to strengthen institutions for representative government,
promote political dialogue and national reconciliation, engage neighbouring
countries, assist vulnerable groups, including refugees and internally displaced
persons, and promote the protection of human rights and judicial and legal reform,
Expressing concern for the humanitarian issues confronting the Iraqi people
and stressing the need for a coordinated response and adequate resources to address
these issues,
Underscoring the sovereignty of the Government of Iraq and reaffirming that
all parties should take all feasible steps to ensure the protection of affected civilians,
and should create conditions conducive to the voluntary, safe, dignified, and
sustainable return of refugees and internally displaced persons,
Urging all those concerned as set forth in international humanitarian law,
including the Geneva Conventions and the Hague Regulations, to allow full
unimpeded access by humanitarian personnel to all people in need of assistance, and
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to make available, as far as possible, all necessary facilities for their operations, and
to promote the safety, security and freedom of movement of humanitarian personnel
and United Nations and its associated personnel and their assets,
Welcoming the formal launch of the International Compact with Iraq on 3 May
2007 as well as the expanded Neighbours Conference on 4 May 2007 and resultant
working groups, and underscoring the importance of continued regional and
international support for Iraq’s development,
Acknowledging with appreciation past contributions by Member States to the
United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and recalling the need for
UNAMI to have the necessary resources to fulfil its mission,
Welcoming the letter of 6 August 2007 from the Minister for Foreign Affairs of
Iraq to the Secretary-General (S/2007/481, annex), expressing the view of the
Government of Iraq requesting the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq
(UNAMI) to assist Iraqi efforts to build a productive and prosperous nation at peace
with itself and its neighbours,
1. Decides to extend the mandate of UNAMI for another period of twelve
months from the date of this resolution;
2. Decides further that, as circumstances permit, the Special Representative
of the Secretary-General and UNAMI, at the request of the Government of Iraq,
(a) Advise, support, and assist:
(i) The Government and people of Iraq on advancing their inclusive,
political dialogue and national reconciliation;
(ii) The Government of Iraq and the Independent High Electoral Commission
on the development of processes for holding elections and referendums;
(iii) The Government of Iraq and the Council of Representatives on
Constitutional review and the implementation of constitutional provisions, as
well as on the development of processes acceptable to the Government of Iraq
to resolve disputed internal boundaries;
(iv) The Government of Iraq on facilitating regional dialogue, including on
issues of border security, energy, and refugees;
(v) The Government of Iraq at an appropriate time and in connection with
progress on reconciliation efforts, on planning, funding and implementing
reintegration programmes for former members of illegal armed groups;
(vi) The Government of Iraq on initial planning for the conduct of a
comprehensive census;
(b) Promote, support, and facilitate, in coordination with the Government of
(i) The coordination and delivery of humanitarian assistance and the safe,
orderly, and voluntary return, as appropriate, of refugees and displaced
(ii) The implementation of the International Compact with Iraq, including
coordination with donors and international financial institutions;
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(iii) The coordination and implementation of programmes to improve Iraq’s
capacity to provide essential services for its people and continue active donor
coordination of critical reconstruction and assistance programmes through the
International Reconstruction Fund Facility for Iraq (IRFFI);
(iv) Economic reform, capacity-building and the conditions for sustainable
development, including through coordination with national and regional
organizations and, as appropriate, civil society, donors, and international
financial institutions;
(v) The development of effective civil, social and essential services,
including through training and conferences in Iraq when possible;
(vi) The contributions of United Nations agencies, funds, and programmes to
the objectives outlined in this resolution under a unified leadership of the
Secretary-General through his Special Representative for Iraq;
(c) And also promote the protection of human rights and judicial and legal
reform in order to strengthen the rule of law in Iraq;
3. Recognizes the important role of the Multi-National Force Iraq (MNF-I)
in supporting UNAMI, including security and logistical support, and further
recognizes that security is essential for UNAMI to carry out its work on behalf of
the people of Iraq;
4. Calls on Member States to continue providing UNAMI with the
necessary financial, logistical and security resources and support to fulfil its
5. Expresses its intention to review the mandate of UNAMI in twelve
months or sooner, if requested by the Government of Iraq;
6. Requests the Secretary-General to report to the Council within three
months from the date of this resolution on UNAMI operations in Iraq, and on a
quarterly basis thereafter on the progress made towards the fulfilment of all
UNAMI’s responsibilities; and
7. Decides to remain seized of the matter.

The situation concerning Iraq
Related with resolutions
1500 1546 1557 1619 1700
Quoted in resolutions
1790 1830 1859 1883 1936 2001 2061 2110 2169 2233 2299 2367
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