Thursday, February 24, 2011
The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations mission in Timor-Leste for another year so that it can continue to assist the fledgling nation consolidate peace, democracy and the rule of law, as well as support the preparations for the parliamentary and presidential elections planned for 2012.
Through a unanimously adopted resolution, the Council decided that the mission, known as UNMIT, will continue its work until February 26, 2012 at current authorized levels. There are presently nearly 1,520 uniformed personnel on the ground, including some 1,480 police, as well as over 1,200 civilian staff and volunteers.
(Excerpt from a UN Press Release)