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Resolution 850 (1993) Adopted by the Security Council at its 3253rd meeting, on 9 July 1993

Publisher UN Security Council
Publication Date 9 July 1993
Citation / Document Symbol S/RES/850 (1993)
Reference 1993 Security Council Resolutions
Cite as UN Security Council, Resolution 850 (1993) Adopted by the Security Council at its 3253rd meeting, on 9 July 1993, 9 July 1993, S/RES/850 (1993), available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3b00f1632c.html [accessed 13 July 2014]

The Security Council,

Reaffirming its resolutions 782 (1992) of 13 October 1992, 797 (1992) of 16 December 1992 and 818 (1993) of 14 April 1993,

Having considered the report of the Secretary-General dated 2 July 1993 (S/26034),

Reiterating the importance it attaches to the General Peace Agreement for Mozambique (S/24635) and to the timely fulfilment by all parties in good faith of obligations contained therein,

Seriously concerned that the delays in the implementation of major aspects of the General Peace Agreement have not been entirely overcome,

Encouraged by the efforts of the Government of Mozambique and the Reisistencia Nacional Mocambicana (RENAMO) to maintain the cease-fire,

Noting with satisfaction the signature of the Status of Forces Agreement between the Government of Mozambique and the United Nations, and the full deployment of all the main infantry battalions of ONUMOZ,

Noting also with satisfaction the successful completion of the withdrawal of Zimbabwean and Malawian troops as provided for in the General Peace Agreement,

1.       Approves the report of the Secretary-General dated 2 July 1993 (S/26034);

2.       Pays tribute to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, to the Force Commander of ONUMOZ, and to the military and civilian personnel of ONUMOZ who are tackling with determination and dedication the difficult task of helping the people of Mozambique to achieve lasting peace and democracy in their country;

3.       Welcomes the progress made to date in the implementation of the provisions of the General Peace Agreement but stresses its concern that the delays previously reported to the Security Council have not been entirely overcome, in particular with respect to the assembly and demobilization of forces, the formation of the new unified armed forces, and finalizing the arrangements for the elections;

4.       Underlines in this respect the importance it attaches to the holding of the elections no later than October 1994;

5.       Welcomes the agreement of the parties to the convening of a meeting between the President of the Republic of Mozambique and the President of RENAMO in Maputo on 17 July 1993 to address major issues pertaining to the implementation of the General Peace Agreement;

6.       Invites the Government of Mozambique and RENAMO to cooperate fully with the Secretary-General and his Special Representative in their efforts to promote a resolution of these difficulties and to agree without delay to the revised timetable for the implementation of the provisions of the General Peace AGreement on the basis of the general parameters described in paragraphs 21-23 of the report of the Secretary-General;

7.       Urges the Government of Mozambique and RENAMO to begin, as matter of urgency, the assembly and demobilization of their forces without waiting for all assembly areas to become operational;

8.       Further urges RENAMO to dispatch without further delay its military personnel to the military centre in Nyanga (Zimbabwe) for training, together with military personnel of the Government of Mozambique, as the first elements of the new Mozambican Defence Force (FADM);

9.       Approves the recommendation of the Secretary-General that ONUMOZ should chair the Joint Commission for the Formation of the Mozambican Defence Force (CCFADM), on the strict understanding that this would not entail any obligation on the part of the United Nations for training or establishing the new armed forces, and encourages RENAMO to participate fully in the work of the Commission;

10.     Stresses the importance of the early establishment of the Commission of State Administration, and the application throughout the country of the provisions of the General Peace Agreement concerning public administration;.

11.     Notes with appreciation the assistance and pledges made by Member States in support of the peace process, and encourages donors to provide appropriate and prompt assistance for the implementation of major aspects of the General Peace Agreement;

12.     Also notes with appreciation the contribution from the Government of Italy to the Trust Fund, described in paragraph 12 of the report of the Secretary-General, and welcomes the intention of a number of other Member States to contribute;

13.     Requests the Secretary-General to keep the Security Council informed of developments regarding the full implementation of the provisions of the General Peace Agreement and to submit a report to the Security Council by 18 August 1993 on the outcome of the discussions on the revised timetable, including for the assembly and demobilization of forces and the formation of the new unified armed forces;

14.     Decides to remain seized of the matter.

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