United Nations Security Council Resolution 693
|UN Security Council
|Date||20 May 1991|
|15 voted for
None voted against
|Security Council composition|
United Nations Security Council resolution 693, adopted unanimously on 20 May 1991, after recalling Resolution 637 (1989) and noting a report by the Secretary-General, the Council endorsed the report and established the United Nations Observer Mission in El Salvador, to verify the military-led government of El Salvador and the militia Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front's compliance with human rights in accordance with an agreement both parties signed in San Jose in 1990.
The Council established the Mission for an initial period of twelve months, calling on both parties to continue the process of negotiations to help end the civil war in the country and also co-operate with the Secretary-General Javier Pérez de Cuéllar and his representative.
According to Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1992 to 1997, the Mission in El Salvador was the "first international mission to undertake verification within a sovereign United Nations Member State, prior to a cease-fire agreement."
- History of Central America
- History of El Salvador
- List of United Nations Security Council Resolutions 601 to 700 (1987–1991)
- United Nations Observer Group in Central America
- Baehr, Peter R.; Castermans-Holleman, Monique C.; Hoof, Godefridus J. H.; Smith, Jacqueline (1998). The role of the nation-state in the 21st century: human rights, international organisations, and foreign policy : essays in honour of Peter Baehr. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. p. 308. ISBN 978-90-411-1141-8.
- "ONUSAL: mission accomplished.". UN Chronicle. 1 June 1995.
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