United Nations Security Council Resolution 1444

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UN Security Council
Resolution 1444
Date 27 November 2002
Meeting no. 4,651
Code S/RES/1444 (Document)
Subject The situation in Afghanistan
Voting summary
15 voted for
None voted against
None abstained
Result Adopted
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

United Nations Security Council resolution 1444, adopted unanimously on 27 November 2002, after reaffirming all resolutions on the situation in Afghanistan, particularly resolutions 1386 (2001) and 1413 (2002) and resolutions 1368 (2001) and 1373 (2001) on terrorism, the Council extended the authorisation of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) for a period of one year beyond 20 December 2002.[1]

The Security Council recognised that the responsibility for providing security and law and order throughout Afghanistan resided with Afghans themselves. It appreciated Turkey's leadership of ISAF that had previously been under the control of the United Kingdom, and the contributions of many nations to the force.[2] Meanwhile, it welcomed offers from Germany and the Netherlands to succeed Turkey in the leadership of ISAF.[3] The Council also determined the situation in Afghanistan to be a threat to international peace and security and required ISAF to fulfil its mandate.[2]

Acting under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the Council extended the authorisation for ISAF in Afghanistan for one year until 20 December 2003, and for all nations participating in ISAF to use all necessary measures to fulfil its mandate. States were called upon to provide personnel, equipment and other resources to ISAF and the voluntary trust fund.

Finally, the leadership of ISAF was required to submit quarterly reports on the implementation of its mandate. The force was only able to carry out its mandate in the capital Kabul and the Afghan government had called for it to be deployed throughout the country to provide security.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "Security Council, extending authorisation of assistance force by one year, says situation in Afghanistan still threat to international peace and security". United Nations. 27 November 2002.
  2. ^ a b Swain, Ashok (2009). The democratization project: opportunities and challenges. Anthem Press. p. 26. ISBN 978-1-84331-314-4.
  3. ^ Conte, Alex (2005). Security in the 21st century: the United Nations, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. p. 58. ISBN 978-0-7546-2442-4.
  4. ^ Associated Press (28 November 2002). "UN extends forces in Kabul". The Age.

External links

  • Text of the Resolution at undocs.org
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