Adopted by the Security Council at its 5437th meeting, on 15 May 2006
The Security Council,
Reaffirming all its previous resolutions and statements pertaining to the situation between Ethiopia and Eritrea (hereinafter referred to as “the parties”), and the requirements contained therein, including in particular resolutions 1640 of 23 November 2005, 1661 of 14 March 2006 and 1670 of 13 April 2006, as well as the statement of its President of 24 February 2006 (S/PRST/2006/10),
Stressing its unwavering commitment to the peace process, and to the full and expeditious implementation of the Algiers Agreements,
Bearing in mind the progress achieved in the Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission (EEBC) meeting on 10 March 2006 in London and looking forward to a positive outcome in the next EEBC meeting on 17 May 2006,
1. Decides to extend the current mandate of United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) until 31 May 2006;
2. Demands that the parties fully comply with resolution 1640 (2005), in particular paragraphs 1 and 5;
3. Calls once again on Member States to provide continued support for UNMEE and contributions to the Trust Fund established in support of the demarcation process;
4. Decides, in the event it determines that the parties have not demonstrated full compliance with resolution 1640 (2005), in the light of the outcome of the EEBC meeting on 17 May 2006, that it shall adjust the mandate and troop level of UNMEE by the end of May 2006;
5. Requests the Secretary-General to report to the Council on the parties’ compliance with resolution 1640 (2005) within seven days of the adoption of this resolution, and to provide to the Council any further recommendations on adjusting UNMEE to focus on support for the demarcation process;
6. Decides to remain actively seized of the matter.
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