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On authorization for the UN military observers to monitor demilitarization of the Prevlaka Peninsula Resolution 1038 (1996) Adopted by the Security Council at its 3619th meeting, on 15 January 1996

Publisher UN Security Council
Publication Date 15 January 1996
Citation / Document Symbol S/RES/1038 (1996)
Reference 1996 Security Council Resolutions
Cite as UN Security Council, On authorization for the UN military observers to monitor demilitarization of the Prevlaka Peninsula Resolution 1038 (1996) Adopted by the Security Council at its 3619th meeting, on 15 January 1996, 15 January 1996, S/RES/1038 (1996), available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3b00f1591c.html [accessed 11 July 2014]

The Security Council,

Recalling its earlier relevant resolutions, and in particular its resolutions 779 (1992) of 6 October 1992, 981 (1995) of 31 March 1995, and 1025 (1995) of 30 November 1995,

Having considered the report of the Secretary-General of 13 December 1995 (S/1995/1028*),

Reaffirming once again its commitment to the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Croatia,

Noting the Joint Declaration signed at Geneva on 30 September 1992 by the Presidents of the Republic of Croatia and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia which reaffirmed their agreement concerning the demilitarization of the Prevlaka peninsula, emphasizing the contribution that this demilitarization has made to the decrease of tension in the region, and stressing the need for the Republic of Croatia and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia to agree on a settlement which would peacefully resolve their differences,

Stressing the importance it places on mutual recognition among the successor States to the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, within their internationally recognized borders,

Determining that the situation in Croatia continues to constitute a threat to international peace and security,

1.       Authorizes the United Nations military observers to continue monitoring the demilitarization of the Prevlaka peninsula in accordance with resolutions 779 (1992) and 981 (1995) and paragraphs 19 and 20 of the report of the Secretary-General of 13 December 1995 for a period of three months, to be extended for an additional period of three months upon a report by the Secretary-General that such extension would continue to contribute to the decrease of tension there;

2.       Requests the Secretary-General to submit to the Council by 15 March 1996 a report for its early consideration on the situation in the Prevlaka peninsula as well as on progress made by the Republic of Croatia and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia towards a settlement which would peacefully resolve their differences, and on the possibility that the existing mandate be extended or that another international organization may assume the task of monitoring the demilitarization of the Prevlaka peninsula;

3.       Requests the United Nations military observers and the multinational implementation force (IFOR) authorized by the Council in resolution 1031 (1995) of 15 December 1995 to cooperate fully with each other;

4.       Decides to remain actively seized of the matter.

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