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United Nations Security Council Resolution 1206

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UN Security Council
Resolution 1206
Tajikistan (pre-2011 borders)
Date12 November 1998
Meeting no.3,943
CodeS/RES/1206 (Document)
SubjectThe situation in Tajikistan and along the Tajik-Afghan border
Voting summary
  • 15 voted for
  • None voted against
  • None abstained
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members
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United Nations Security Council resolution 1206, adopted unanimously on 12 November 1998, after recalling all resolutions on the situation in Tajikistan and along the Tajik-Afghan border, the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission of Observers in Tajikistan (UNMOT) for a further six months until 15 May 1999.[1]

In Tajikistan there were moves to implement the peace accords and a maintenance of the ceasefire. The Tajik government and United Tajik Opposition (UTO) were in close contact in an attempt to resolve the crisis. The Council noted that the security situation in parts of the country remained precarious and there were delays in establishing the facts surrounding the murder for four members of UNMOT–a Japanese civil affairs officer, Polish and Uruguayan Majors and a Tajik interpreter–in July 1998.[2]

The resolution condemned recent fighting in the Khujand area and the parties were called upon to implement the General Agreement and to create conditions to facilitate the holding of elections. The murders of UNMOT personnel were also strongly condemned and the completion of the investigation by the Tajik government was essential for the resumption of its activities on the ground. The Council welcomed the contribution of the Commonwealth of Independent States peacekeeping forces.[3] Both parties in Tajikistan were reminded that the commitment of the international community depended on the safety of international personnel.

Finally, the Secretary-General Kofi Annan was asked to keep the Council informed on developments and to report back within three months.

See also



  1. ^ "Security Council, renewing mandate of mission in Tajikistan, condemns recent fighting, urges end to use of force". United Nations. 12 November 1998.
  2. ^ "Japan: Foreign minister "extremely shocked" by UN deaths in Tajikistan". Kyodo News. 22 July 1998.
  3. ^ Gray, Christine D. (2004). International law and the use of force. Oxford University Press. p. 310. ISBN 978-0-19-927130-6.