United Nations Security Council Resolution 1734

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1734, adopted unanimously on December 22, 2006, after recalling all previous resolutions on the situation in Sierra Leone, including resolutions 1620 (2005) and 1688 (2006), the Council renewed the mandate of the United Nations Integrated Office in Sierra Leone (UNIOSIL) until December 31, 2007.[1]

UN Security Council
Resolution 1734
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Election posters in Sierra Leone
Date22 December 2006
Meeting no.5,608
CodeS/RES/1734 (Document)
SubjectThe situation in Sierra Leone
Voting summary
  • 15 voted for
  • None voted against
  • None abstained
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members
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In the preamble of Resolution 1734, the Council paid tribute to UNIOSIL for its contribution towards post-conflict Sierra Leone. The Secretary-General Kofi Annan and President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah had recommended that the peacekeeping mission's mandate be extended until the end of 2007 so that preparations for general elections could take place. Council members considered the elections to be a "major milestone" in the history of the country.[2]

Meanwhile, the resolution welcomed progress in reform of the army and police of Sierra Leone, and also welcomed the work of the Special Court for Sierra Leone. States in the Mano River Union were urged to continue dialogue to build peace and security in the region.


The resolution extended UNIOSIL's mandate until the end of December 2007, with a temporary increase of 15 additional police and military observers from January 1 to October 31, 2007 in order to provide electoral support.[3]

All parties in Sierra Leone were asked to stand behind the democratic process. The Sierra Leonean government, UNIOSIL and others were called upon to do more to promote good governance, including measures to tackle corruption, improve accountability, strengthen the private sector and promote human rights.

The government–which was reminded of its responsibility to promote peacebuilding, security and development–was requested to continue co-operation with the Peacebuilding Commission, provide support for electoral institutions and implement the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Finally, the Secretary-General was required to keep the Council regularly informed on developments in Sierra Leone.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Security Council extends UN office in Sierra Leone until 31 December 2007". United Nations. December 22, 2006.
  2. ^ "Sierra Leone: Security Council Extends Term of UN Office in Sierra Leone As Elections Approach". AllAfrica.com. 22 December 2006.
  3. ^ State Department, Bureau of International Organization Affairs (2007). United States Participation in the United Nations: A Report by the Secretary of State to the Congress for the Year 2007. Government Printing Office. pp. 32–33.
  4. ^ "Security Council votes to extend peacebuilding mission in Sierra Leone". Taiwan News. 23 December 2006.

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