TitleResolution 1698 (2006) / adopted by the Security Council at its 5502nd meeting, on 31 July 2006
Security Council resolution 1698 (2006) [on extension of the mandate of the Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo]
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Decides to renew until 31 July 2007 the provisions of para. 20 to 22 of resolution 1493, as amended and expanded by para. 1 of resolution 1596 and by para. 2 of resolution 1649; requests the Secretary-General to take the necessary administrative measures as expeditiously as possible with a view to extending the mandate of the Group of Experts for a period expiring on 31 July 2007; requests the Group of Experts to continue fulfilling its mandate by 20 Dec. 2006 and again before 10 July 2007; requests the Group of Experts further recommendations on feasible and effective measures the Council might impose to prevent the illegal exploitation of natural resources financing armed groups and militias in the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo; requests the Secretary-General to enable the Group of Experts to perform the above-mentioned tasks without prejudice to the execution of the other tasks in its mandate, by providing it with the necessary additional resources; decides that, for a period expiring on 31 July 2007, the provisions of para. 13 to 16 of resolution 1596 shall extend to the following individuals: political and military leaders recruiting or using children in armed conflict in violation of applicable international law and individuals committing serious violations of international law involving the targeting of children in situations of armed conflict; requests the working group of the Security Council on children in armed conflict, the Secretary-General and his Special Representative for children in armed conflict, as well as the Group of Experts to assist the Committee in the designation of the individuals mentioned above, by making known without delay to the Committee any useful information; reaffirms its demand that all parties and all States cooperate fully with the work of the Group of Experts and that they ensure: the safety of its members and unhindered and immediate access, in particular to persons, documents and sites the Group of Experts deems relevant to the execution of its mandate; further demands that all parties and all States ensure the cooperation with the Group of Experts of individuals and entities within their jurisdiction or under their control, and calls on all States in the region to implement fully their obligations.