United Nations Security Council Resolution 2016

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UN Security Council
Resolution 2016
Map of Libya
Date27 October 2011
Meeting no.6,640
CodeS/RES/2016 (Document)
SubjectLibyan Civil War
Voting summary
15 voted for
None voted against
None abstained
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

United Nations Security Council Resolution 2016 was unanimously adopted on 27 October 2011. Recognizing the "positive developments" in Libya after the Libyan Civil War and the death of Muammar Gaddafi, the resolution set a date of termination for the provisions of Security Council Resolution 1973 which allowed states to undertake "all necessary measures" to protect civilians and which formed the legal basis for military intervention by a number of foreign states. The termination date was set at 23:59, Libyan local time on 31 October 2011. The no-fly zone created with Resolution 1973 was also lifted on that date.[1]

The Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom, William Hague, called the resolution a "milestone towards a peaceful, democratic future for Libya". The United States ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, said history would regard the intervention as "a proud chapter in the Security Council's experience".[2] Russia's ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, said "we expect the NATO council to act in accordance with this decision".[3]

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  1. ^ United Nations - Security Council Votes Unanimously to End NATO Civilian Protection Mandate in Libya, Following Authorities’ Formal Declaration of Liberation, 27 October 2011
  2. ^ BBC News - UN Security Council votes to end Libya operations, 27 October 2011
  3. ^ "Xinhua - UN Security Council adopts resolution to end Libyan mandates, 28 October 2011". Archived from the original on 31 October 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2011.

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