UN calls for more helicopters in Ivory Coast

UN calls for more helicopters in Ivory Coast

20-Jan-2011 Source: UN

The UN Security Council held its its 6,469th meeting yesterday and decided inter alia to adopt Resolution 1967 which includes increased provision of helicopters in the Ivory Coast.  The pertinent paragraphs read as follows:-

3.  Decides to authorize the Secretary-General, further to resolution 1951 (2010) and paragraph 6 of resolution 1962 (2010), to extend by up to four additional weeks the temporary redeployment from UNMIL to UNOCI of three infantry companies and one aviation unit comprised of two military utility helicopters;

4.  Decides to authorize the transfer, on a temporary basis and pursuant to paragraphs 4 and 6 of Security Council resolution 1609 (2005), of three armed helicopters with crews from UNMIL to UNOCI for a period of four weeks, as recommended by the Secretary-General in his letter dated 7 January 2011 (S/2011/5) and requests the Secretary-General to keep it informed of efforts made in this regard;

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