On 14 December 2004, the Secretary-General informed the Security Council that he had appointed a Special Envoy for the implementation of Security Council resolution 1559 (2004) to enable him to report to the Council every six months on the implementation of the resolution, as requested by the Council in its presidential statement of 19 October 2004 (S/PRST/2004/36).
The remaining provisions of resolution 1559 (2004) to be fully implemented include the disbanding and disarming of Lebanese and non-Lebanese militias, the extension of the control of the Government of Lebanon over all its territory, and strict respect for the sovereignty, territorial integrity, unity and political independence of Lebanon. The Secretary-General continue his efforts to encourage the relevant parties to make further progress towards the full implementation of Security Council resolution 1559 (2004), in the interest of stability in the region.
The Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs has fulfilled ad interim the reporting functions of the Secretary-General to the Security Council on resolution 1559 (2004) since former Special Envoy Terje Rod Larsen ended his functions in May 2016. In carrying out this mandate, the Special Envoy consults with the Government of Lebanon, the Security Council, and other interested Member States to assist the Secretary-General in the preparation of semi-annual reports to the Council on the implementation of the resolution.