United Nations Security Council Resolution 1697

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1697, adopted unanimously on July 31, 2006, after recalling previous resolutions on Israel and Lebanon, including resolutions 425 (1978), 426 (1978) and 1655 (2006), the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) for a term of one month, expiring on August 31, 2006.[1]

UN Security Council
Resolution 1697
Date31 July 2006
Meeting no.5,501
CodeS/RES/1697 (Document)
SubjectThe situation in the Middle East
Voting summary
  • 15 voted for
  • None voted against
  • None abstained
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members
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The resolution's language urging respect for the Interim Force was in response to continuing concern for its safety, especially from the hostilities in the region due to the conflict between Israel and Lebanon along the border, since July 12, 2006.[2]

The Council acknowledged a request from the Lebanese government to extend UNIFIL for a further six months, but given the observations of the Secretary-General Kofi Annan in his report of the continuing hostilities,[3] its mandate was only renewed for one month, pending the consideration of future options for southern Lebanon.[4]

Meanwhile, it urged both parties to avoid actions endangering UNIFIL personnel, further calling on Israel and Lebanon to allow the operation to resupply its positions and undertake other measures deemed necessary to protect the Interim Force.

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  1. ^ "Security Council extends United Nations force in Lebanon". United Nations. July 31, 2006.
  2. ^ König, Doris; Stoll, Peter-Tobias; Röben, Volker (2007). International law today: new challenges and the need for reform?. Springer. p. 74. ISBN 978-3-540-75204-2.
  3. ^ Annan, Kofi (21 July 2006). "Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon". United Nations.
  4. ^ "UN Force in Lebanon extended for 1 month as Council mulls future action". United Nations News Centre. 31 July 2006.

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