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United Nations Security Council Resolution 1219

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UN Security Council
Resolution 1219
Date31 December 1998
Meeting no.3,962
CodeS/RES/1219 (Document)
SubjectThe situation in Angola
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 1219, adopted unanimously on 31 December 1998, after reaffirming Resolution 696 (1991) and all subsequent resolutions on Angola, particularly resolutions 1202 (1998) and 1213 (1998), the Council condemned the absence of actions to determine the fate of crew and passengers aboard United Nations Flight 806 which crashed on 26 December 1998.[1]

The Security Council expressed extreme concern at the crash of United Nations Flight 806 and at the disappearance of other aircraft over Angolan territory controlled by UNITA. It deplored the lack of co-operation in clarifying the circumstances of the incident and permitting a United Nations search and rescue mission. The Council demanded that Jonas Savimbi, the leader of UNITA, respond immediately to appeals from the United Nations to search and rescue possible survivors of Flight 806. The flight had 14 people on board and crashed 16 miles from Huambo.[2]

The resolution continued by expressing further concern about the increasing number of vanishing aircraft over UNITA territory and condemned the lack of co-operation to determine the fate of crews and passengers involved in these incidents. UNITA in particular had to facilitate investigations into the disappearances; if there was no compliance with the current resolution by 11 January 1999, further action would be taken.

Finally, all countries were reminded to comply in the implementation of sanctions against UNITA imposed in resolutions 864 (1993), 1127 (1997) and 1173 (1998).

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  1. ^ "Security Council demands UNITA leader respond immediately to UN appeals to search and rescue possible survivors of Flight 806". United Nations. 31 December 1998.
  2. ^ "UN plane crashes". BBC News. 27 December 1998.

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