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(p.533) Appendix IX The Secretariat's Tentative Forecast of the Programme of Work of the Security Council for the Month of August 1995

(p.533) Appendix IX The Secretariat's Tentative Forecast of the Programme of Work of the Security Council for the Month of August 1995

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The Procedure of the UN Security Council
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Oxford University Press

31 July 1995

For Information Only/Not an Official Document

This tentative forecast of the programme of work of the Security Council has been prepared by the Secretariat for the President of the Council. The forecast covers in particular those matters that may be taken up during the month pursuant to earlier decisions of the Council. The fact that a matter is or is not included in the forecast carries no implication that it will or will not be taken up during the month: the actual programme of work will be determined by developments and the views of members of the Council.

Africa

Angola

By resolution 976 (1995) of 8 February 1995, the Security Council decided to establish UNAVEM III with an initial mandate until 8 August 1995.

Since February 1995, pursuant to the same resolution, the Secretary‐General has kept the Council informed, on monthly basis, of progress in the deployment of UNAVEM III and in implementation of the Lusaka Protocol.

On 17 July 1995, the Secretary‐General submitted to the Security Council a comprehensive report on UNAVEM III and on the implementation of the Lusaka Protocol (S/1995/588).

A meeting of Council members, troop‐contributing countries and the Secretariat will be held in advance of the consideration of the mandate of UNAVEM III.

(p.534) Burundi

In a statement made by the President of the Security Council at the 3497th, held meeting on 31 January 1995 (S/PRST/1995/5), the Council, which had been following closely developments in Burundi, indicated that it had learned with concern that the situation in the country had deteriorated considerably. In this regard, the Security Council requested the Secretary‐General to continue to keep it fully informed of developments in Burundi.

In a statement made by the President of the Security Council at the 3511th meeting on 29 March 1995 (S/PRST/1995/13), the Council requested the Secretary‐General to report to it on an urgent basis on what steps should be taken to establish an impartial international commission of inquiry into the October 1993 coup attempt and into the massacres that followed.

Pursuant to the above request, the Secretary‐General, in his letter dated 28 July 1995 (S/1995/631), recommended that the Council adopt, as soon as possible, a resolution establishing such a commission, with a three‐fold mandate, on the basis of the report annexed to his letter.

Rwanda

By its resolution 997 (1995) of 9 June 1995, the Security Council, in extending the mandate of UNAMIR until 8 December 1995, requested the Secretary‐General to report to the Council by 9 August 1995 on the discharge by UNAMIR of its mandate, the humanitarian situation and progress towards repatriation of refugees.

Somalia

In a statement made by the President of the Security Council at the 3513th meeting, on 6 April 1995 (S/PRST/1995/15), the Council supported the view of the Secretary‐General that Somalia should not be abandoned by the United Nations. The Council requested the Secretary‐General to continue to monitor the situation in Somalia and to keep it informed about further developments.

Western Sahara

By its resolution 1002 (1995) of 30 June 1995, the Security Council requested the Secretary‐General, in addition to the reports called for in paragraph 48 of the report of the Security Council mission (S/1995/498), (p.535) to keep the Council fully informed of further developments in the implementation of the Settlement Plan for Western Sahara during this period, in particular of any significant delays in the pace of the identification process or other developments that would call into question the Secretary‐General's ability to set the start of the transitional period on 15 November 1995.

Asia

Situation on the Tajik–Afghan Border

By its resolution 999 (1995) of 16 June 1995, the Security Council, having stressed the urgency of the cessation of all hostile acts on the Tajik–Afghan border and having called upon all States and others concerned to discourage any activities that could complicate or hinder the peace process in Tajikistan, requested the Secretary‐General to report to the Council on his discussions with relevant Afghan authorities regarding a possible deployment of a small number of United Nations personnel in northern Afghanistan and expressed its willingness to consider a relevant recommendation of the Secretary‐General in the context of the implementation of that resolution.

Europe

Bosnia and Herzegovina

In its resolution 1004 (1995) of 12 July 1995, the Security Council requested the Secretary‐General to use all resources available to him to restore the status as defined by the Agreement of 18 April 1993 of the safe area of Srebrenica in accordance with the mandate of UNPROFOR, and called on the parties to cooperate to that end.

The Secretary‐General accordingly decided to send Mr. Thorvald Stoltenberg immediately to Bosnia and Herzegovina, as his Special Envoy, to open negotiations with the parties on those matters.

The Secretary‐General will keep the Security Council informed of the results of his Special Envoy's efforts.

(p.536) ICFY Mission

In its resolution 1003 (1995) of 5 July 1995, the Council decided that the restrictions and other measures referred to in paragraph 1 of resolution 943 (1994) should be suspended until 18 September 1995.

In paragraph 2 of the same resolution, the Council decided also that the arrangements referred to in paragraphs 13, 14 and 15 of resolution 988 (1995) should continue to apply.

In paragraph 13 of its resolution 988 (1995), the Council requested that every 30 days and no fewer than ten days before the expiration of the period referred to in paragraph 1 of the resolution, the Secretary‐General submit to the Security Council for its review a report as to whether the Co‐Chairmen of the ICFY Steering Committee, on the basis of information made available to them from ICFY Mission and all other available sources deemed relevant by the ICFY Mission, certify that the authorities of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) were implementing their decision to close the international border, on land and in the air, between the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) and the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina with respect to all goods, except foodstuffs, medical supplies and clothing for essential humanitarian needs, and were complying with the requirements of paragraph 3 of resolution 970 (1995) in respect to all shipments across the international border between the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) and the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The Secretary‐General transmitted the bi‐annual report by the Co‐Chairmen of the Steering Committee of the International Conference on the Former Yugoslavia on 26 July 1995 (S/1995/626).

The report concerning the operations of the International Conference's Mission to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro), as called for in paragraph 13 of resolution 988 (1995), is expected to be submitted in the first week of August 1995.

Croatia

In a statement made by the President of the Security Council at the 3545th meeting on 16 June 1995 (S/PRST/1995/30), the Council, having expressed its concern at the situation in Croatia and at the continuing failure of the parties to cooperate satisfactorily with UNCRO and to comply fully with the demands of the Council, inter alia, welcomed the Secretary‐General's intention to monitor closely the parties' cooperation with UNCRO and their compliance with the cease‐fire agreement of 29 March 1994, and (p.537) requested the Secretary‐General to keep the Council fully informed. The Council was of the opinion that such cooperation and compliance were essential for the implementation of UNCRO's mandate and for progress towards a negotiated settlement respecting fully the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Croatia and which guaranteed the security and rights of all communities.

In paragraph 9 of resolution 981 (1995) the Security Council invited the Secretary‐General ‘to report as appropriate and not less than every four months on progress towards a peaceful political settlement and the situation on the ground including UNCRO's ability to implement its mandate as described above’. The report of the Secretary‐General may be expected in the first half of August 1995.

Navigation on the Danube River

By its resolution 992 (1995) of 11 May 1995, the Security Council decided that the use of the locks of the Iron Gates I system on the left hand bank of the Danube by vessels (a) registered in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) or (b) in which a majority or controlling interest is held by a person on undertaking in or operation from the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) should be permitted.

The Council further decided that the resolution should come into force on the day following the receipt by the Council from the Committee established pursuant to resolution 724 (1991) of a report by the Danube Commission that they were satisfied that preparations for the repairs to the locks of the Iron Gates I system on the right hand bank of the Danube had been completed. The required report by the Danube Commission was transmitted to the Council on 22 June 1995 (S/1995/502), thus the resolution entered into force the following day, i.e. 23 June 1995.

In paragraph 2 of the above resolution, the Council further decided, inter alia, that the resolution should remain in force for a period of 60 days from the date on which it came into force, and, unless the Council decided otherwise, for a further period of up to 60 days if the Council was notified by the Committee established pursuant to resolution 724 (1991) that each such further period was required for completion of the necessary repairs.

In this connection, the Council, in paragraph 7 of the resolution, requested the Executive Director of the Danube Commission to inform the Chairman of the Committee established pursuant to resolution 724 (1991) of the date of completion of the repairs, or, if the repairs have not been completed within 60 days of the entry into force of that resolution, or within (p.538) the subsequent periods of up to 60 days for which the provisions of that resolution might be extended, to provide the Chairman with a report on the state of the repairs 10 days before the expiry of any such period.

The report by the Executive Director of the Danube Commission may be expected by mid‐August 1995, if the repairs are not completed by that time.

Georgia

By its resolution 993 (1995) of 12 May 1995, the Security Council, in extending the mandate of UNOMIG until 12 January 1996, requested the Secretary‐General to report every three months from the date of the adoption of that resolution on all aspects of the situation in Abkhazia, Republic of Georgia, including the operations of UNOMIG, and decided to undertake, on the basis of those reports, further reviews of the situation.

The first such report by the Secretary‐General may be expected by mid‐August 1995.

UNPREDEP

By its resolution 983 (1995) of 31 March 1995, the Security Council requested the Secretary‐General to keep the Council regularly informed of any developments on the ground and other circumstances affecting the mandate of UNPREDEP.

31 July 1995

Forthcoming Reports by the Secretary‐General as Requested by the Security Council

(August 1995)

Item

Due date

Request contained in resolution or Presidential statement or letter from the President of the Security Council

Formulation of the request in the resolution or Presidential statement or letter from the President of the Security Council

Croatia

First half of

S/RES/981 of 31 March 1995

‘Invites the Secretary‐

(UNCRO)

August 1995

General to report as

appropriate and not less than

every four months on

progress towards a peaceful

political settlement and the

situation on the ground

including UNCRO's ability to

implement its mandate . . . ,

and undertakes in this

connection to examine

without delay any

recommendations that the

Secretary‐General may make

in his reports and adopt

appropriate decisions’ (para.

9).

Rwanda

By 9 August

S/RES/997 of 9 June 1995

‘Requests the Secretary‐

(UNAMIR)

1995

General to report to the

Council by 9 August 1995 . . .

on the discharge by

UNAMIR of its mandate, the

humanitarian situation and

progress towards repatriation

of refugees’ (para. 11).

Georgia

By 12 August

S/RES/993 of 12 May 1995

‘Requests the Secretary‐

(UNOMIG)

1995

General to report every three

months from the date of the

adoption of this resolution on

all aspects of the situation in

Abkhazia, Republic of

Georgia, including the

operations of UNOMIG . . . ’

(para. 12).

Haiti

By mid‐

S/RES/1007 of 31 July 1995

‘Requests the Secretary‐

(UNMIH)

November 1995

General to apprise the

Council of progress in the

fulfilment of UNMIH's

mandate and, to this end, also

requests the Secretary‐General

to report to the Council at the

mid‐point of this mandate’

(para. 11).

(p.539)

(p.540) 31 July 1995

Schedule of Forthcoming Reviews or Renewals of Mandates

Subject

Date of Review/Expiry of Mandate/Review of Status*

Council Decision Providing for Current Mandate

UNAVEM III

8 August 1995

976 (1995) of 8 February 1995

UNOMIL

15 September 1995

1001 (1995) of 30 June 1995

MINURSO

30 September 1995

1002 (1995) of 30 June 1995

UNMIH

mid‐November 19911

1007 (1995) of 31 July 1995

UNIKOM

7 October 1995*

S/1995/280 of 7 April 1995

UNCRO

30 November 1995

981 (1995) of 31 March 1995

UNPROFOR

30 November 1995

982 (1995) of 31 March 1995

UNPREDEP

30 November 1995

983 (1995) of 31 March 1995

UNDOF

30 November 1995

996 (1995) of 30 May 1995

UNAMIR

8 December 1995

997 (1995) of 9 June 1995

UNMOT

15 December 1995

999 (1995) of 16 June 1995

UNFICYP

31 December 1995

1000 (1995) of 23 June 1995

UNOMIG

12 January 1996

993 (1995) of 12 May 1995

UNIFIL

31 January 1996

1006 (1995) of 28 July 1995

UNMIH

End of February 19962

1007 (1995) of 31 July 1995

(1) In paragraph 11 of resolution 1007 (1995), the Secretary‐General is requested to report to the Council at the mid‐point of this mandate.

(2) In paragraph 9 of resolution 1007 (1995), the Council decided to extend the mandate of UNMIH for a period of seven months.

31 July 1995

Review of Sanctions Regimes

Subject

Date of Next review

Explanatory Notes

Iraq

9 September 1995

Under S/RES/687 (1991), paragraph 21,

(Saturday)

the Security Council is required to

review every 60 days the provisions of

paragraph 20 of that resolution. The last

review, the 26th in the series, was

undertaken on 11 July 1995 in consultations

of the whole of the Council. No

document was issued thereon.

8 November 1995

Under S/RES/687 (1991), paragraph 28,

the Security Council is required to

review every 120 days the provisions set

out in paragraphs 22, 23, 24 and 25 of

that resolution. The required review does

not apply to the provisions specified and

defined in paragraphs 8 and 12 of

resolution 687 (1991). The forthcoming

review will be the 14th in the series.

Under S/RES/700 (1991), paragraph 6,

the Security Council decided to review

the Guidelines for the implementation of

the relevant provisions of resolution 687

(1991) at the same time as its regular

reviews called for in paragraph 28 of

that resolution. The forthcoming review

will also be the 14th in the series.

Suspension of the

18 September 1995

Under S/RES/1003 (1995), paragraph 1,

restrictions and

the Security Council decided that the

other measures

restrictions and other measures

against the Federal

referred to in paragraph 1 of resolution

Republic of

943 (1994) shall be suspended until 18

Yugoslavia (Serbia

September 1995.

and Montenegro)

referred to in

paragraph 1 of

Security Council

resolution 943 (1994)

Libyan Arab

28 November 1995

Under S/RES/748 (1992), paragraph 13,

Jamahiriya

the Security Council is required to

review every 120 days or sooner, should

the situation so require, the measures

imposed by paragraphs 3 to 7. The last

review took place in consultations of the

whole of the Council on 28 July 1995,

after which a Presidential statement was

issued (S/PRST/1995/36).

Areas of the

23 September 1995

Under S/RES/942 (1994), paragraph 21,

Republic of Bosnia

the Security Council is required to

and Herzegovina

review the measures imposed by that

under the control of

resolution whenever appropriate and in

Bosnian Serb forces

any event every four months from the

date of its adoption.

(p.541)