United Nations Security Council Resolution 1087

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UN Security Council
Resolution 1087
Luanda Panorama.jpg
Luanda, capital of Angola
Date11 December 1996
Meeting no.3,722
CodeS/RES/1087 (Document)
SubjectThe situation in Angola
Voting summary
15 voted for
None voted against
None abstained
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

United Nations Security Council resolution 1087, adopted unanimously on 11 December 1996, after reaffirming Resolution 696 (1991) and all subsequent resolutions on Angola, extended the mandate of the United Nations Angola Verification Mission III (UNAVEM III) until 28 February 1997.[1]

The importance of full implementation of the peace agreements, including the Lusaka Protocol, for Angola was emphasised, and all parties were reminded of their obligations.

There was slow progress in the peace process. The Council approved the Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali's recommendation to reduce the size of UNAVEM III during February 1997,[2] due to donor fatigue.[3] The two parties also had to start working on the integration of selected UNITA troops into the Angolan army and demobilisation. The parties also had to reach an agreement on the special status of the President of UNITA as the President of the largest opposition party before 31 December 1996. They were asked to travel to Luanda on the formation of a government of national unity and reconciliation. The arms embargo against UNITA, imposed in Resolution 864 (1993), had to be strictly enforced and concern was expressed that neighbouring states were not enforcing it.

Both parties were then called upon to intensify demining efforts and destroy stockpiles of land mines which would be monitored by UNAVEM III.[4] Finally, the Secretary-General was requested to prepare for a follow-on United Nations presence in Angola which would include military observers, police observers, a political component, human rights monitors and a Special Representative, reporting back no later than 10 February 1997.

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  1. ^ "Security Council extends Angola mission until 28 February 1997". United Nations. 11 December 1996.
  2. ^ Cooper, Andrew Fenton; English, John; Thakur, Ramesh Chandra (2002). Enhancing global governance: towards a new diplomacy?. United Nations University Press. p. 253. ISBN 978-92-808-1074-5.
  3. ^ Brzoska, Michael; Lopez, George A. (2009). Putting teeth in the tiger: improving the effectiveness of arms embargoes. Emerald Group Publishing. p. 147. ISBN 978-1-84855-202-9.
  4. ^ Vines, Alex (1997). Still killing: landmines in Southern Africa. Human Rights Watch. p. 58. ISBN 978-1-56432-206-7.

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