TitleResolution 1338 (2001) / adopted by the Security Council at its 4268th meeting, on 31 January 2001
Security Council resolution 1338 (2001) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET)]
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Decides to extend the current mandate of UNTAET until 31 Jan. 2002, bearing in mind the possible need for adjustments related to the independence timetable; requests the Special Representative of the Secretary-General to continue to take steps to delegate progressively further authority within the East Timor Transitional Administration (ETTA) to the East Timorese people until authority is fully transferred to the government of an independent State of East Timor; encourages UNTAET to continue to support fully the transition to independence, including through development and training for the East Timorese people; urges the international community to provide financial and technical assistance to the creation of an East Timor Defence Force; underlines that UNTAET should respond robustly to the militia threat in East Timor; emphasizes the need for measures to address shortcomings in the administration of justice in East Timor; requests the Secretary-General to submit to the Security Council by 30 Apr. 2001 a report on the implementation of the mandate of UNTAET, which should include in particular military and political assessments of the situation on the ground and their implications for the size, structure and deployment of UNTAET; stresses the need for a substantial international presence in East Timor after independence.