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Resolution 1832

The situation in the Middle East


S/RES/1832 (2008)
Security Council Distr.: General
27 August 2008
08-49225 (E)
Resolution 1832 (2008)
Adopted by the Security Council at its 5967th meeting, on
27 August 2008
The Security Council,
Recalling all its previous resolutions on Lebanon, in particular resolutions 425
(1978), 426 (1978), 1559 (2004), 1680 (2006), 1701 (2006) and 1773 (2007), as
well as the statements of its President on the situation in Lebanon,
Responding to the request of the Government of Lebanon to extend the
mandate of UNIFIL for a new period of one year without amendment presented in a
letter from the Lebanese Prime Minister to the Secretary-General of 18 August 2008
and welcoming the letter from the Secretary-General to its President of 21 August
2008 (S/2008/568) recommending this extension,
Reaffirming its commitment to the full implementation of all provisions of
resolution 1701 (2006), and aware of its responsibilities to help secure a permanent
ceasefire and a long-term solution as envisioned in the resolution,
Recalling the relevant principles contained in the Convention on the Safety of
United Nations and Associated Personnel,
Commending the active role and dedication of the personnel of UNIFIL,
notably of its Commander, and expressing its strong appreciation to Member States
that contribute to UNIFIL and underlining the necessity that UNIFIL have at its
disposal all necessary means and equipment to carry out its mandate,
Determining that the situation in Lebanon continues to constitute a threat to
international peace and security,
1. Decides to extend the present mandate of UNIFIL until 31 August 2009;
2. Commends the positive role of UNIFIL, whose deployment together with
the Lebanese Armed Forces has helped to establish a new strategic environment in
southern Lebanon, and welcomes the expansion of coordinated activities between
UNIFIL and the Lebanese armed forces and encourages further enhancement of this
3. Calls upon all parties concerned to respect the cessation of hostilities and
the Blue Line in its entirety and to cooperate fully with the United Nations and
UNIFIL and to abide scrupulously by their obligation to respect the safety of
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UNIFIL and other United Nations personnel, including by avoiding any course of
action which endangers United Nations personnel and by ensuring UNIFIL is
accorded full freedom of movement within its area of operation;
4. Calls upon all parties to cooperate fully with the Security Council and
the Secretary-General to achieve a permanent ceasefire and a long-term solution as
envisioned in resolution 1701 (2006), and emphasizes the need for greater progress
in this regard;
5. Welcomes the efforts being undertaken by UNIFIL to implement the
Secretary-General’s zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse and to
ensure full compliance of its personnel with the United Nations code of conduct,
requests the Secretary-General to continue to take all necessary action in this regard
and to keep the Security Council informed, and urges troop-contributing countries to
take preventive and disciplinary action to ensure that such acts are properly
investigated and punished in cases involving their personnel;
6. Requests the Secretary-General to continue to report to the Council on
the implementation of resolution 1701 (2006) every four months, or at any time as
he deems appropriate;
7. Stresses the importance of, and the need to achieve, a comprehensive,
just and lasting peace in the Middle East, based on all its relevant resolutions
including its resolutions 242 (1967) of 22 November 1967, 338 (1973) of
22 October 1973, and 1515 (2003) of 19 November 2003;
8. Decides to remain actively seized of the matter.

Lebanon, Middle East
The situation in the Middle East
Related with resolutions
242 338 425 426 1515 1559 1680 1701 1773
Quoted in resolutions
1884 1937 2004 2064 2115 2172 2236 2305 2373 2433 2485 2539 2591 2650 2695
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