United Nations Security Council Resolution 1005

United Nations Security Council resolution 1005, was a unanimously adopted resolution on 17 July 1995, after recalling resolutions 918 (1994) and 997 (1995) on the situation in Rwanda. The Council noted the hazards posed by land mines and, acting under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, authorised appropriate amounts of explosives to be used exclusively for demining programmes in the country.[1]

UN Security Council
Resolution 1005
Land mines
Date17 July 1995
Meeting no.3,555
CodeS/RES/1005 (Document)
Voting summary
  • 15 voted for
  • None voted against
  • None abstained
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members
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The Council noted the will of the Government of Rwanda to address the issue of unexploded land mines and the interest of other states to assist with the destruction of the land mines in Rwanda. It underlined the importance the Council placed on efforts to eliminate the threat posed by unexploded land mines in several countries and the nature of humanitarian demining programmes.

It was recognised that the demining process would require the use of explosives. The explosives could be provided to Rwanda despite the arms embargo imposed on the country, with prior approval from the Committee of the Security Council established in Resolution 918.[2]

See also



  1. ^ Hilaire, Max (2005). United Nations law and the Security Council. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. p. 83. ISBN 978-0-7546-4489-7.
  2. ^ Neal, Riemer (2000). Protection against genocide: mission impossible?. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 73. ISBN 978-0-275-96515-0.