On 22 October 1999, the Security Council adopted a resolution (S/RES/1270) authorizing the deployment of the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL), extending UNAMSIL`s observer and verification role to a peacekeeping role. The resolution then ended the observation mission. UNAMSIL had an authorized capability, “with a maximum of 6,000 military personnel, including 260 military observers, to assist the government and the parties in implementing the provisions of the Lomé Peace Agreement. At the same time, the Council decided to end UNAMSIL. 2 “By Resolution 1370 (2001) of 18 September 2001, the Security Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) for a period of six months and ended on 30 March 2002” (S/2002/267, 14 March 2002, page 1). The Mission`s mandate was extended until 30 September 2002 by security council resolution S/RES/1400 on 28 March 2002. The mandate of the peacekeeping mission was extended until 30 March 2003, in accordance with Security Council Resolution S/RES/1436 on 24 September 2002. (10) All agreements and transactions covered in this article are subject to full disclosure and registration of all correspondence, transactions, transactions and other matters related to operations, administration, local or international marketing, and any other matter is a public document. In the Secretary-General`s report in March 2001, UNAMSIL continued to remind the RUF of its commitment under the Abuja Agreement and focused on military issues with the rebel group. In particular, UNAMSIL urged the RUF to return weapons seized by certain UNAMSIL contingents in May 2000, to reopen long-closed roads and to facilitate the free movement of people and goods in EU-owned areas. 1 The RUF wanted the formation of a transitional government of four years of national unity with Sankoh as vice-president. Bereva acknowledged some ruf seats in the transitional government and that the RUF could form a political party in the 2001 elections, but would not grant them to vice-presidents. Four cabinet posts and four deputy ministers` posts were finally allocated to the RUF, subject to the agreement of the Sierra Leone Parliament and on the sides of the RUF, on the approval of the high-ranking rebel commander, Mr.
Sam Bockarie, as well as a few other field commanders. In June 2000, unsuccessful efforts were made to restore the ceasefire. “An Economic Community of six ECOWAS countries of West African states arrived in Sierra Leone on Wednesday, June 14, where they will attempt to reach a ceasefire between the government and the rebels and restart the peace process.” 2 The recent upsurge in violence by both rebels and the government led the UN mission in Sierra Leone to demand a ceasefire.3 “On 28 January 2000, Sir.