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“Resolution 1977 (2011)

Adopted by the Security Council at its 6518th meeting, on 20 April 2011


The Security Council, Acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations:

  1. Reiterates its decisions in and the requirements of resolution 1540 (2004), and re-emphasizes the importance for all States to implement fully that resolution;
  2. Decides to extend the mandate of the 1540 Committee for a period of 10 years until 25 April 2021;
  3. Decides that the 1540 Committee will conduct a comprehensive review on the status of implementation of resolution 1540 (2004), both after five years and prior to the renewal of its mandate, including, if necessary, recommendations on adjustments to the mandate, and will submit to the Security Council a report on the conclusions of those reviews, and decides that, accordingly, the first review should be held before December 2016; (…).”
Security Council, 20 April 2011

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