The situation in Afghanistan Letter dated 5 December 2001 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/2001/1154)
|(The Presidency changes each month to the next member in alphabetical order)|
|Mr. Shen Guofang
|Mr. Ben Youssef
Adoption of the agenda
The situation in Afghanistan
Letter dated 5 December 2001 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/2001/1154)
The Security Council will now begin its consideration of the item on its agenda. The Council is meeting in accordance with the understanding reached in its prior consultations.
Members of the Council have before them document S/2001/1153, which contains the text of the draft resolution prepared in the course of the Council’s prior consultations.
I should like to draw the attention of the members of the Council to document S/2001/1154, which contains a letter dated 5 December 2001 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council.
I should like to inform the Council that I have received a letter from the representative of Afghanistan, in which he requests to be invited to participate in the discussion of the item on the Council’s agenda. In acceding to this request, the Security Council recalls that the Interim Authority in Afghanistan will be established on 22 December 2001. According to paragraph 3 of the Agreement on provisional arrangements in Afghanistan pending the re-establishment of permanent government institutions, signed in Bonn on 5 December 2001, the Interim Authority shall occupy the seat of Afghanistan at the United Nations and in its specialized agencies, as well as in other international institutions and conferences.
It is my understanding that the Council is ready to proceed to the vote on the draft resolution before it. Unless I hear any objection, I shall put the draft resolution to the vote now.
There being no objection, it is so decided.
favour=15 against=0 abstain=0 absent=0
Bangladesh, China, Colombia, France, Ireland, Jamaica, Mali, Mauritius, Norway, Russia, Singapore, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States
There were 15 votes in favour. The draft resolution has been adopted unanimously as resolution 1383 (2001).
The Security Council has thus concluded the present stage of its consideration of the item on its agenda.