United Nations Security Council Resolution 1247
|UN Security Council
Mostar in southern Bosnia and Herzegovina
|Date||18 June 1999|
|Subject||The situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|15 voted for
None voted against
|Security Council composition|
United Nations Security Council resolution 1247, adopted unanimously on 18 June 1999, after recalling resolutions 1031 (1995), 1035 (1995), 1088 (1996), 1103 (1997), 1107 (1997), 1144 (1997), 1168 (1998), 1174 (1998) and 1184 (1998), the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNMIBH) for a period terminating on 21 June 2000 and authorised states participating in the NATO led Stabilisation Force (SFOR) to continue to do so for a further twelve months.
The Security Council underlined the importance of the Dayton Agreement (General Framework Agreement) and the importance that Croatia, the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) and other states had to play in the peace process in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The return of refugees and displaced persons was crucial to lasting peace in the region.
Acting under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the Council reminded the authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina and others of their responsibility to implement the Dayton Agreement. It emphasised the role of the High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina to monitor the implementation. It also attached importance to co-operation with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
The Security Council commended the countries participating in SFOR to continue their operations for an additional twelve months; it would be extended beyond this date if warranted by the situation in the country. It also authorised the use of necessary measures, including that of the use of force and self-defense, to ensure compliance with the agreements and the safety and freedom of movement of SFOR personnel. At the same time, the mandate of UNMIBH, which included that of the International Police Task Force (IPTF), was extended until 21 June 2000. Countries were urged to provide training, equipment and support to local police forces in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- Bosnian War
- Dayton Agreement
- List of United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1201 to 1300 (1998–2000)
- Yugoslav Wars
- "Security Council extends UNMIBH mandate until 21 June 2000". United Nations. 18 June 1999.
- United Nations (2002). Yearbook of the United Nations 1999. United Nations Publications. p. 332. ISBN 978-92-1-100856-2.
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