United Nations Security Council Resolution 1727

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1727, adopted unanimously on December 15, 2006, after recalling previous resolutions on the situation in Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), the Council renewed an arms and diamond embargo on the country until October 31, 2007.[1]

UN Security Council
Resolution 1727
Flag of Côte d'Ivoire.svg
Date15 December 2006
Meeting no.5,592
CodeS/RES/1727 (Document)
SubjectThe situation in Côte d'Ivoire
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 expressed its concern at the persistence of the political crisis in Côte d'Ivoire and the deterioration of the situation; there was large-scale suffering and displacement. It determined the situation in the country to be a threat to international peace and security.


The Chapter VII resolution renewed sanctions imposed through resolutions 1572 (2004) and 1643 (2005) until the end of October 2007.[2] It demanded that all Ivorian parties provide unlimited access to the expert group monitoring the sanctions and to personnel from the United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI) and Opération Licorne, reaffirming that any attack on or the obstruction of the personnel would constitute a threat to the reconciliation process.

The mandate of the expert panel monitoring the implementation of the sanctions was extended by six months, until January 10, 2007,[3] and the Secretary-General was requested to report on the situation.

Finally, the Council declared that it would impose targeted sanctions against individuals who:

  • posed a threat to peace and reconciliation;
  • attacked or prevented the UNOCI, French forces, High Representative for the Elections, of the International Working Group, of the Mediator or his representative from carrying out their functions;
  • were responsible for violations of human rights and international humanitarian law;
  • incited hatred and violence;
  • violated the sanctions imposed by the Security Council.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Security Council renews Côte d'Ivoire arms, diamond bans until 31 October 2007". United Nations. December 15, 2006.
  2. ^ United States Geological Survey (2009). Minerals Yearbook, 2006, V. 3, Area Reports, International, Africa and the Middle East. Government Printing Office. p. 8.2. ISBN 978-1-4113-2174-8.
  3. ^ "Cote d'Ivoire: Security Council Extends UN Mission, Renews Diamond and Arms Sanctions". AllAfrica.com. December 15, 2006.

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