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Resolution 1936

The situation concerning Iraq


S/RES/1936 (2010)
Security Council Distr.: General
5 August 2010
10-47624 (E) 050810
Resolution 1936 (2010)
Adopted by the Security Council at its 6369th meeting, on
5 August 2010
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, 1700 (2006) of 10 August 2006, 1770 (2007) of
10 August 2007, 1830 (2008) of 7 August 2008, and 1883 (2009) of 7 August 2009,
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,
Encouraging the Government of Iraq to continue strengthening democracy and
the rule of law, improving security and public order and combating terrorism and
sectarian violence across the country, and reiterating its support to the people and
the Government of Iraq in their efforts to build a secure, stable, federal, united and
democratic nation, based on the rule of law and respect for human rights,
Welcoming improvements in the security situation in Iraq achieved through
concerted political and security efforts and stressing that challenges to security in
Iraq still exist and that improvements need to be sustained through meaningful
political dialogue and national unity,
Underscoring the need for all communities in Iraq to participate in the
political process and an inclusive political dialogue, to refrain from making
statements and actions which could aggravate tensions, to reach a comprehensive
solution on the distribution of resources, and develop a just and fair solution for the
nation’s disputed internal boundaries and work towards national unity,
Reaffirming the importance of the United Nations, in particular the United
Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), in advising, supporting and assisting
the Iraqi people and Government to strengthen democratic institutions, advance
inclusive political dialogue and national reconciliation, facilitate regional dialogue,
aid vulnerable groups including refugees and internally displaced persons,
strengthen gender equality, promote the protection of human rights, and promote
judicial and legal reform, and emphasizing the importance of the United Nations, in
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particular UNAMI, prioritizing advice, support, and assistance to the Iraqi people
and Government to achieve these goals,
Congratulating the people and the Government of Iraq on the holding of the
7 March parliamentary election and the Federal Supreme Court certification of the
results and calling on Iraq’s leaders to form, in an inclusive political process, a
Government as quickly as possible, and in accordance with the Iraqi Constitution,
that represents the will and sovereignty of the Iraqi people and their hope for a
strong, independent, unified and democratic Iraq,
Commending UNAMI’s efforts to assist the Independent High Electoral
Commission and the Iraqi Government in the development of processes for holding
successful Iraqi national parliamentary elections in March 2010, and stressing the
importance of the transparency, impartiality and independence of the Independent
High Electoral Commission,
Urging the Government of Iraq to address human rights challenges and
concerns and also to consider additional steps to support the Independent High
Commission for Human Rights,
Expressing the importance of addressing humanitarian issues confronting the
Iraqi people and stressing the need to continue to form a coordinated response and
to provide adequate resources to address these issues,
Underscoring the sovereignty of the Government of Iraq, reaffirming that all
parties should continue to take all feasible steps and to develop modalities to ensure
the protection of affected civilians, including children, women and members of
religious and ethnic minority groups, and should create conditions conducive to the
voluntary, safe, dignified, and sustainable return of refugees and internally displaced
persons, welcoming commitments and encouraging continued efforts of the
Government of Iraq for the relief of internally displaced persons, refugees and
returnees, and noting the important role of the Office of the United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees, based on its mandate, in providing continued advice
and support to the Government of Iraq, in coordination with UNAMI on these
Stressing the importance of implementing Security Council resolution 1882
(2009), including through the appointment of child protection advisers in UNAMI,
as appropriate,
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
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,
Recognizing the importance of Iraq achieving international standing equal to
that which it held prior to the adoption of resolution 661 (1990), welcoming Iraq’s
application of the Additional Protocol provisionally pending ratification and
reaffirming the importance of the ratification by Iraq as soon as possible, welcoming
also the intention of the Government of Iraq to sign the Hague Code of Conduct
against Ballistic Missile Proliferation, and calling on the Government of Iraq to take
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all other necessary steps to meet its outstanding obligations, including to work with
due haste and diligence to close the Oil for Food programme;
Thanking Special Representative of the Secretary-General Ad Melkert for his
efforts and strong leadership of UNAMI, and expressing deep gratitude to all the
United Nations staff in Iraq for their courageous and tireless efforts,
1. Decides to extend the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission
for Iraq (UNAMI) until 31 July 2011;
2. Decides further that the Special Representative of the Secretary-General
and UNAMI, at the request of the Government of Iraq, and taking into account the
letter of 28 July 2010 from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iraq to the Secretary
General (S/2010/404, annex), shall continue to pursue their mandate as stipulated in
resolution 1883 (2009);
3. Recognizes that security of United Nations personnel is essential for
UNAMI to carry out its work for the benefit of the people of Iraq and calls upon the
Government of Iraq and other Member States to continue to provide security and
logistical support to the United Nations presence in Iraq;
4. Welcomes the contributions of Member States in providing UNAMI with
the financial, logistical, and security resources and support that it needs to fulfil its
mission and calls upon Member States to continue to provide UNAMI with
sufficient resources and support;
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 every four
months 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
661 1500 1546 1557 1619 1700 1770 1830 1882 1883
Quoted in resolutions
2001 2061 2110 2169 2233 2299 2367 2421 2470 2522 2576 2631
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