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Resolution 888 (1993) Adopted by the Security Council at its 3321st meeting, on 30 November 1993

Publisher UN Security Council
Publication Date 30 November 1993
Citation / Document Symbol S/RES/888 (1993)
Reference 1993 Security Council Resolutions
Cite as UN Security Council, Resolution 888 (1993) Adopted by the Security Council at its 3321st meeting, on 30 November 1993, 30 November 1993, S/RES/888 (1993), available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3b00f16438.html [accessed 28 November 2014]

The Security Council,

Recalling its resolution 637 (1989) of 27 July 1989,

Recalling also its resolutions 693 (1991) of 20 May 1991, 714 (1991) of 30 September 1991, 729 (1992) of 14 January 1992, 784 (1992) of 30 October 1992, 791 (1992) of 30 November 1992 and 832 (1993) of 27 May 1993,

Recalling also its presidential statements of 18 March 1993, 11 June 1993 and 5 November 1993,

Having studied the report of the Secretary-General (S/26790),

Noting with appreciation the continuing efforts of the Secretary-General to support the full and timely implementation of the agreements signed by the Government of El Salvador and the Frente Farabundo Marti para la Liberacion Nacional (FMLN) to maintain and consolidate peace and promote reconciliation in El Salvador,

Welcoming the Secretary-General's observation that the peace process in El Salvador has advanced, and that significant progress has been made towards other objectives of the Peace Accords,

Concerned at the continuing problems and delays in implementing severalimportant components of the Peace Accords, including inter alia, those related to the transfer of lands, the reintegration into civilian society of ex-combatants and war disabled, the deployment of the National Civil Police and the phasing out of the National Police, and the recommendations of the Commission on the Truth,

Noting with concern the recent acts of violence in El Salvador, which may indicate renewed activity by illegal armed groups, and could, if unchecked, negatively affect the peace process in El Salvador including the elections scheduled for March 1994,

Welcoming in this regard the efforts of the Secretary-General in cooperation with the Government of El Salvador towards the establishment of a mechanism to investigate illegal armed groups and their possible connection with renewed political violence,

Noting also with concern the seemingly politically motivated murders of members of the different political parties, including the FMLN and the Alianza Republicana Nacionalista (ARENA),

Noting that El Salvador has entered a critical phase in the peace process and that political parties have just begun a campaign for the elections to be held in March 1994, which should take place in a peaceful environment,

Stressing the importance of free and fair elections as an essential element of the entire peace process in El Salvador,

Noting recent progress in voter registration and stressing the importance that all registered voters be issued relevant credentials so as to enable broad participation in the elections,

Welcoming the commitment of the presidential candidates to peace and stability in El Salvador of 5 November 1993, as referred to in paragraph 92 of the report of the Secretary-General (S/26790),

Welcoming also the recent announcement by the Government of El Salvador to expedite the implementation of the land transfer programme, Welcoming also the work of ONUSAL and noting its vital importance to the entire peace and reconciliation process in El Salvador,

Reiterating the necessity, in this as in all peace-keeping operations, to continue to monitor expenditures carefully during this period of increasing demands on peace-keeping resources,

1.       Welcomes the report of the Secretary-General of 23 November 1993 (S/26790);

2.       Condemns recent acts of violence in El Salvador;

3.       Expresses concern that important elements of the Accords remain only partially implemented;

4.       Urges the Government of El Salvador and the Frente Farabundo Marti para la Liberacion Nacional (FMLN) to make determined efforts to prevent political violence and accelerate compliance with their commitments under the Peace Accords;

5.       Reaffirms its support for the Secretary-General's use of his good offices in the El Salvador peace process;

6.       Reaffirms also its support, in this context, for the efforts of the Secretary-General, in cooperation with the Government of El Salvador, aimed at the immediate launching of an impartial, independent and credible investigation into illegal armed groups, and urges all sectors of society in El Salvador to cooperate in such an investigation;

7.       Calls upon all parties concerned to cooperate fully with the Secretary-General's Special Representative and the United Nations Observer Mission in El Salvador (ONUSAL) in their task of verifying the parties' implementation of their commitments and urges them to complete such implementation within the framework of the agreed calendar and the new timetable proposed by ONUSAL;

8.       Stresses the need to ensure that the police and public security provisions of the Peace Accords are scrupulously observed, with full ONUSAL verification, and that necessary steps are taken to complete the recovery of all weapons held by private individuals, in contravention of the Peace Accords;

9.       Urges the Government of El Salvador and the Frente Farabundo Marti para la Liberacion Nacional (FMLN) to remove all obstacles facing implementation of the land transfer programme and stresses the need to accelerate reintegration programmes for ex-combatants of both sides in conformity with the Peace Accords;

10.     Reaffirms the need for full and timely implementation of the recommendations of the Commission on the Truth;

11.     Calls upon the relevant authorities in El Salvador to take all necessary measures to ensure that the elections to be held in Mrch 1994 be free and fair and requests the Secretary-General to continue to provideassistance in this regard;

12.     Urges all States, as well as the international institutions engaged in the fields of development and finance, to contribute promptly and generously in support of the implementation of all aspects of the Peace Accords;

13.     Decides to extend the mandate of ONUSAL until 31 May 1994;

14.     Requests the Secretary-General to keep the Security Council fully informed of further developments in the El Salvador peace process;

15.     Requests the Secretary-General to report by 1 May 1994 on the operations of ONUSAL so that the Council may review the Mission's size and scope for the period after 31 May 1994, taking into account the Secretary-General's relevant recommendations for the fulfilment and completion of its mandate;

16.     Decides to remain seized of the matter.

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