United Nations Security Council Resolution 1676

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1676, adopted unanimously on May 10, 2006, after recalling previous resolutions on the situation in Somalia, particularly resolutions 733 (1992), 1519 (2003), 1558 (2004), 1587 (2005) and 1630 (2006), the Council re-established a group to monitor the arms embargo against the country for a further six months.[1]

UN Security Council
Resolution 1676
Ruined tank in Hargeisa, Somaliland.jpg
Ruined tank in Hargeisa
Date10 May 2006
Meeting no.5,435
CodeS/RES/1676 (Document)
SubjectThe situation in Somalia
Voting summary
  • 15 voted for
  • None voted against
  • None abstained
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members
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The Security Council urged Somalia leaders to continue political dialogue and for the Transitional Federal Government to continue to establish governance over the country. It condemned the illegal flow of weapons into and through Somalia in violation of the arms embargo and acts of piracy off the Somali coast, calling for improvements to be made to the monitoring of the embargo and urging states to enforce the restrictions.


Acting under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the Council stressed that all countries should comply with the embargo and announced it would consider further actions to ensure compliance. The Secretary-General Kofi Annan was asked to re-establish a monitoring group to monitor the implementation of the arms embargo against Somalia, update lists on those violating the sanctions, to co-operate with a Committee established in Resolution 751 (1992), make recommendations based on its findings and suggest ways of improving the capacity of regional states to implement the embargo.[2] The committee was also asked to make recommendations on ways of improving the effectiveness of the embargo.

Finally, the committee was requested to consider a visit to Somalia to demonstrate the council's determination to enforce the arms embargo.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Security Council requests Secretary-General to re-establish monitoring group on Somalia". United Nations. May 10, 2006.
  2. ^ "Sanctioning Somalia". IRIN. 26 June 2006.

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