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Resolution 1884

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S/RES/1884 (2009)
Security Council Distr.: General
27 August 2009
09-49660 (E)
Resolution 1884 (2009)
Adopted by the Security Council at its 6183rd meeting, on
27 August 2009
The Security Council,
Recalling all its previous resolutions on Lebanon, in particular resolutions
425 (1978), 426 (1978), 1559 (2004), 1680 (2006), 1701 (2006), 1773 (2007) and
1832 (2008), 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 Foreign Minister to the Secretary-General of 4 July 2009
and welcoming the letter from the Secretary-General to its President of 6 August
2009 (S/2009/407) 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,
Calling upon all concerned parties to strengthen their efforts to implement all
provisions of resolution 1701 (2006),
Expressing deep concern at all violations in connection with resolution
1701 (2006), in particular the latest serious violations highlighted in the Secretary-
General’s letter of 6 August 2009 and emphasizing the importance of the
establishment between the Blue Line and the Litani River of an area free of any
armed personnel, assets and weapons other than those of the Government of
Lebanon and UNIFIL, and, to that end, encouraging further coordination between
UNIFIL and the Lebanese Armed Forces,
Calling upon all parties concerned to respect the Blue Line in its entirety,
including through Ghajar, and encouraging the parties to coordinate further with
UNIFIL, to visibly mark the Blue Line,
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,
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Recalling the request from the Government of Lebanon to deploy an
international force to assist it to exercise its authority throughout the territory and
reaffirming UNIFIL’s authority to take all necessary action in areas of operations of
its forces and as it deems within its capabilities, to ensure that its area of operations
is not utilized for hostile activities of any kind and to resist attempts by forceful
means to prevent it from discharging its mandate,
Welcoming the efforts of the Secretary-General to keep all peacekeeping
operations, including UNIFIL, under close review and stressing the need for the
Council to pursue a rigorous, strategic approach to peacekeeping deployments,
Calling upon Member States to assist the Lebanese Armed Forces as needed to
enable it to perform its duties, in line with resolution 1701 (2006),
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 2010;
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. Strongly 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 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. Urges 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. Welcomes in this regard receiving as soon as possible the conclusions of
the review of the operational capacity of UNIFIL, including the force structure,
assets and requirements that will be conducted, as referred to in the Secretary-
General’s letter of 6 August 2009, during the coming months, in an effort to ensure,
along with peacekeeping good practice, that the Mission’s assets and resources are
configured most appropriately to fulfil its mandated tasks;
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8. 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;
9. Decides to remain actively seized of the matter.

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