UNOTILUnited Nations Office in Timor-Leste
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On April 28th 2005, the SC (S/RES/1599), established the United Nations Office in Timor-Leste (UNOTIL), whose main objective was to consolidate the activities carried out by UNMISET.
Due to the fragile situation on the ground, UNOTIL's mandate was extended three times.
did not address the Timorese president's proposal directly at the meeting, only saying that UNOTIL's expiry did not mean ending assistance to East Timor.
presence in East Timor last Friday, saying, ''I strongly believe that while the future of the country rests with the Timorese people and their government, the international community should remain engaged in Timor-Leste beyond 20 May, 2006, when the UNOTIL mandate expires.''
During the two months, the council is expected to discuss the formation of UNOTIL's successor organization, which will mainly be a United Nations-led police force.
Secretary General Kofi Annan is expected to file a proposal on UNOTIL's successor organization with the council by Aug.
East Timor and the United Nations on Wednesday signed an agreement on a yearlong ''follow-on political mission'' mission in East Timor known as United Nations Office in Timor Leste or the UNOTIL.
Security Council decided last month to establish the UNOTIL to succeed the United Nations Mission of Support in Timor Leste or the UNMISET, which was established by the U.N.
Office in Timor Leste, or UNOTIL, to succeed the U.N.