United Nations Security Council Resolution 1299

United Nations Security Council resolution 1299 was adopted unanimously on 19 May 2000, after recalling all previous resolutions on the situation in Sierra Leone. The Council expanded the military component of the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) to include a maximum of 13,000 personnel.[1]

UN Security Council
Resolution 1299
Sierra Leone
Date19 May 2000
Meeting no.4,145
CodeS/RES/1299 (Document)
SubjectThe situation in Sierra Leone
Voting summary
  • 15 voted for
  • None voted against
  • None abstained
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

Having been convinced of the deteriorating security situation in Sierra Leone, the Council declared that a rapid deployment of reinforcements for UNAMSIL was necessary, and the operation was therefore expanded to a maximum of 13,000 military personnel including 260 military observers already present in the country.[2] It commended states who had made troops available to UNAMSIL, accelerated deployment and offered other forms of military assistance.

Finally, acting under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the Council decided that restrictions imposed in Resolution 1171 (1998) did not apply to states co-operating with UNAMSIL or the Government of Sierra Leone.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Security Council expands Sierra Leone force to 13,000". United Nations. 19 May 2000.
  2. ^ Pham, John-Peter (2005). Child soldiers, adult interests: the global dimensions of the Sierra Leonean tragedy. Nova Publishers. p. 150. ISBN 978-1-59454-671-6.
  3. ^ Hilaire, Max (2005). United Nations law and the Security Council. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. p. 279. ISBN 978-0-7546-4489-7.

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