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Resolution 867 (1993) Adopted by the Security Council at its 3282nd meeting, on 23 September 1993

Publisher UN Security Council
Publication Date 23 September 1993
Citation / Document Symbol S/RES/867 (1993)
Reference 1993 Security Council Resolutions
Cite as UN Security Council, Resolution 867 (1993) Adopted by the Security Council at its 3282nd meeting, on 23 September 1993, 23 September 1993, S/RES/867 (1993), available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3b00f16510.html [accessed 27 December 2014]

The Security Council,

Recalling its resolutions 841 (1993) of 16 June 1993, 861 (1993) of 27 August 1993 and 862 (1993) of 31 August 1993,

Recalling also relevant resolutions adopted by the General Assembly and the Organization of American States,

Noting the report of the Secretary-General of 21 September 1993 (S/26480 and Add.1), and the reports of the Secretary-General of 25 August 1993 (S/26352) and 26 August 1993 (S/26361), submitted pursuant to his reports to the Security Council dated 12 July 1993 (S/26063) and 13 August 1993 (S/26297),

Taking note of the letter dated 24 July 1993 from the Secretary-General to the President of the Security Council (S/26180) conveying a proposal from the Government of Haiti requesting the United Nations to provide assistance in creating a new police force and in modernizing the Haitian armed forces,

Stressing the importance of the Governors Island Agreement of 3 July 1993 (S/26063) between the President of the Republic of Haiti and the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Haiti towards promoting the return of peace and stability in Haiti, including the provisions of paragraph 5, under which the parties call for assistance for modernizing the armed forces of Haiti and establishing a new police force with the presence of United Nations personnel in these fields,

Strongly supportive of the efforts to implement that Agreement, and to permit the resumption of the normal operations of Government in Haiti, including police and military functions, under civilian control,

Recalling the situation in Haiti and the continuing responsibility of the Council under the Charter for the maintenance of international peace and security,

Concerned about the escalation of politically motivated violence in Haiti at this time of critical political transition, and recalling in this respect the statement of the President of the Security Council of 17 September 1993 (S/26460),

Considering that there is an urgent need to ensure conditions for the full implementation of the Governors Island Agreement and the political accords contained in the New York Pact as contained in the annex to the report of the Secretary-General of 13 August 1993 (S/26297),

1.       Approves the recommendation of the Secretary-General contained in his report of 21 September 1993 (S/26480) and his report of 25 August 1993 (S/26352) to authorize the establishment and immediate dispatch of the United Nations Mission in Haiti (UNMIH) for a period of six months subject to the proviso that it will be extended beyond the seventy-five days only upon a review by the Council based on a report from the Secretary-General on whether or not substantive progress has been made towards the implementation of the Governors Island Agreement and the political accords contained in the New York Pact;

2.       Decides that, in accordance with that report, the United Nations Mission shall be comprised of up to 567 United Nations police monitors (UNPMS) and a military construction unit with a strength of approximately 700, including 60 military trainers;

3.       Determines that the UNPMS shall provide guidance and training to all levels of the Haitian police and monitor the way in which the operations are implemented in accordance with paragraph 9 of the report of the Secretary-General of 21 September 1993;

4.       Also determines that the military component of the Mission in charge of modernization of the armed forces shall have the following roles:

(a)      The military training teams shall provide non-combat training, as outlined in paragraph 17 of the report of the Secretary-General of 21 September 1993, to meet requirements determined through coordination between the Chief of the United Nations Mission and the Government of Haiti;

(b)      The military construction unit will work with the Haitian military to carry out projects, as specified in paragraph 15 of the report of the Secretary-General of 25 August 1993 and as described in paragraph 16 of his report of 21 September 1993;

5.       Welcomes the intention of the Secretary-General to place the peace-keeping mission under the oversight of the Special Representative of the Secretaries-General of the United Nations and of the Organization of American States, who also oversees the activities of the International Civilian Mission (MICIVIH), so that the peace-keeping mission may benefit from the experience and information already obtained by MICIVIH;

6.       Calls upon the Government of Haiti to take appropriate steps to ensure the safety of United Nations personnel, as well as to ensure the freedom of movement and communication of the Mission and its members as well as the other rights necessary for the performance of its task, and in this regard urges the conclusion at the earliest possible stage of a Status of Mission Agreement;

7.       Notes that such safety and freedoms are a prerequisite for the successful implementation of the Mission, and requests the Secretary-General to report to the Council in the event such conditions do not exist;

8.       Calls upon all factions in Haiti explicitly and publicly to renounce, and to direct their supporters to renounce violence as a means of political expression;

9.       Requests the Secretary-General to dispatch the United Nations Mission in Haiti on an urgent basis;

10.     Encourages the Secretary-General to establish a trust fund or make other arrangements to assist in the financing of the Mission, along the lines and conditions outlined in paragraph 26 of the report of the Secretary-General of 21 September 1993, and to seek for this purpose pledges and contributions from Member States and others, and encourages Member States to make voluntary contributions to this fund;

11.     Requests the Secretary-General to seek contributions of personnel from Member States for the civilian police and military components of the Mission, as specified in paragraph 18 of his report of 25 August 1993;

12.     Expresses the hope that States will assist the legally constituted Government of Haiti in carrying out actions consistent with the restoration of democracy as called for by the Governors Island Accord, the New York Pact and other relevant resolutions and agreements;

13.     Expresses its appreciation for the constructive role of the Organization of American States in cooperation with the United Nations in promoting the solution of the political crisis and the restoration of democracy in Haiti and, in this context, stresses the importance of ensuring close coordination between the United Nations and the Organization of American States in their work in Haiti;

13.     Requests the Secretary-General to submit progress reports to the Council on implementation of the present resolution by 10 December 1993 and 25 January 1994, thus keeping the Council fully informed on actions taken to implement the mission;

14.     Decides to remain actively seized of the matter.

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