United Nations Security Council Resolution 1560

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UN Security Council
Resolution 1560
Asmara, capital of Eritrea
Date 14 September 2004
Meeting no. 5,032
Code S/RES/1560 (Document)
Subject The situation between Eritrea and Ethiopia
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 1560, adopted unanimously on 14 September 2004, after reaffirming all resolutions on the situation between Eritrea and Ethiopia, particularly Resolution 1531 (2004), the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) until 15 March 2005.[1]

The resolution was adopted amid the continuing impasse in the Ethiopia-Eritrea peace process.[2]



The Security Council reaffirmed its support for the peace process between the two countries and of the role played by UNMEE in facilitating the implementation of the Algiers Agreement and decision by the Boundary Commission on the mutual border. It expressed concern at the impasse in the peace process and delays in the demarcation of the mutual border. There was concern that the Commission could not conduct its work and the lack of co-operation from both Ethiopia and Eritrea with the United Nations in this regard.


The resolution extended UNMEE's mandate at a reduced strength until 15 March 2005.[3] Both parties were urged to fulfil their commitments under the Algiers Agreement and co-operate with the Boundary Commission in order for it to fulfil its mandate. The parties were further called upon to co-operate with UNMEE and protect United Nations personnel. The Council welcomed Ethiopia's decision to allow a direct air corridor between the capitals of Addis Ababa and Asmara to facilitate the work of the operation and called for the re-opening of the Asmara to Barent road.

The Council reaffirmed the importance of dialogue between the two countries and the normalisation of their diplomatic relations.[2] Meanwhile, it supported the efforts of the Special Envoy Lloyd Axworthy to secure the implementation of their agreements. The Secretary-General Kofi Annan to closely monitor the situation and review UNMEE's mandate in light of any progress in the peace process.

See also


  1. "Security Council extends Ethiopia-Eritrea mission until 15 March 2005". United Nations. 14 September 2004.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Security Council extends UN mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea another 6 months". United Nations News Centre. 14 September 2004.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Juma, Monica Kathina; García, Rafael Velásquez; Kesselman, Brittany (2006). Compendium of key documents relating to peace and security in Africa. PULP. p. 211. ISBN 978-0-9585097-3-2.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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