Tuesday, September 6, 2011
S/RES/2004 extends the mandate of UNIFIL at the request of the Lebanese government for a period of a year, until August 30, 2012. The resolution has all of the usual characteristics that a peacekeeping resolution has, it urges all parties to refrain from violence, to respect the boundaries established by the mission beforehand and condemns all acts of terrorism from all parties. There are also calls for the completion of an investigation launched in May, as well as the recalling of the importance of comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East. All in all, the resolution contains all the usual suspects for an extension of mandate that does not rock the boat.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
S/RES/2003 deals with the issues around the construction of security and peace in Sudan and the countries in the region. The document explores the extension of mandate of the UNAMID and addresses some issues surrounding the mission of that specific operation. There is also a call for the missions in the area, UNAMID, UNISFA and UNMISS to work in cooperation with each other aiming at constructing a comprehensive approach for the situation in Sudan. One of the important aspects is also its call for the cessation of hostilities and further calls for human rights reporting efforts to be taken by different United Nations personnel.
Friday, August 12, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
S/RES/2000 mainly addresses questions surrounding the UN mission in the Ivory Coast (UNOCI) related to efforts for the construction of stable peace process and the upcoming legislative elections. There is an extension of the mandate, as well as multiple calls for the mission to take the specifics of minorities groups, such as children and women on the ground. The mandate of the mission is revamped and includes elements such as the protection of UN personnel and electoral assistance.
Monday, August 8, 2011
Saturday, August 6, 2011
S/RES/1998 explores the elements of the United Nations system that deal with the protection of children in armed conflict. It is a mostly bureaucratic document that calls upon the Member States to develop action plans that deal with the issue in the areas of conflict. The resolution mostly calls upon different parties to cooperate among each other to mitigate the question of children in armed conflict in the areas. The overarching goal of the document urges different actors to work towards the implementation of the international law measures on children in armed conflict. There is little innovation in the resolution, it mostly recalls other established documents in international law.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Monday, August 1, 2011
S/RES/1995 addresses some technical issues that have emerged from the operation of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda mainly related to a latter from the President of the Tribunal that needed to addressed. It mostly deals with small tweaks such as allowing a judge to work part-time and a calling for maintaining appropriate staffing and staff retention in the Tribunal. It also deals with the idea of tackling the questions related to the tribunal and other international law mechanisms that are to be in place in the near future.
Friday, July 29, 2011
S/RES/1984 address a bureaucratic role of the organization in extending the mandate of the Panel of Experts that deal with the sanctions established to try to change the behavior of the Iranian authorities. It is interesting to point out that the resolution does not mention the country or any other identifying elements. The relationship with the sanctions that Iran is under is established through the citing of previous resolutions that deal with the Iranian situation. Other than those references, there is little that distinguishes this specific resolution from other extensions of mandates of Panel of Experts.