United Nations Security Council Resolution 1334

United Nations Security Council resolution 1334, adopted unanimously on 22 December 2000, after recalling resolutions 1270 (1999), 1289 (1999), 1313 (2000), 1317 (2000) and 1321 (2000) on the situation in Sierra Leone, the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) until 31 March 2001.[1] It was the final resolution adopted in 2000.

UN Security Council
Resolution 1334
Sierra Leone rice farming.jpg
Rice farming in Sierra Leone
Date22 December 2000
Meeting no.4,253
CodeS/RES/1334 (Document)
SubjectThe situation in Sierra Leone
Voting summary
  • 15 voted for
  • None voted against
  • None abstained
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

The security council expressed concern at the fragile situation in Sierra Leone. It noted the Abuja Agreement signed on 10 November 2000 in the Nigerian capital Abuja between the Government of Sierra Leone and Revolutionary United Front (RUF) and expressed concern that the latter had not met its obligations under the agreement.[2]

The resolution recalled the main objectives of UNAMSIL were to extend state authority, restore law and order, stabilise the country and to contribute towards peace efforts through demilitarisation, demobilisation and reintegration programmes and therefore the mission needed to be strengthened. It welcomed efforts by the Secretary-General Kofi Annan to secure commitments of additional troops for UNAMSIL, calling on states to consider contributing peacekeeping forces.[3] The council would promptly respond to recommendations made by the Secretary-General regarding the operation's strength and mandate.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Security Council extends mandate of Sierra Leone mission until 31 March 2001". United Nations. 22 December 2000.
  2. ^ Fischer, H.; McDonald, A.; Dugard, J.; Fenrick, W.; Gasser, H. P.; Greenwood, Christopher; Posse, H. Gutierrez (2000). Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law:, Volume 3; Volume 2000. Cambridge University Press. p. 212. ISBN 978-90-6704-140-9.
  3. ^ Gray, Christine D. (2004). International law and the use of force. Oxford University Press. p. 246. ISBN 978-0-19-927130-6.

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