United Nations Security Council Resolution 1255
|UN Security Council
|Date||30 July 1999|
|Subject||The situation in Georgia|
|15 voted for
None voted against
|Security Council composition|
United Nations Security Council resolution 1255, adopted unanimously on 30 July 1999, after reaffirming all resolutions on Georgia, particularly Resolution 1225 (1999), the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Observer Mission in Georgia (UNOMIG) until 31 January 2000.
The Security Council emphasised the unacceptability of the lack of progress with issues relating to the Abkhazia conflict and the situation in the conflict zone remained fragile. It was also important that both parties respected human rights as part of an overall political settlement.
The resolution demanded that both parties deepen their commitment towards the peace process, maintain high-level dialogue and strictly observe the 1994 Agreement on a Cease-fire and Separation of Forces. It underlined the importance of an early settlement of the political status of Abkhazia within Georgia. The Council also regarded elections held in Abkhazia to be illegitimate and unacceptable.
Meanwhile, there was concern about the situation regarding refugees and demographic changes as a result of the conflict, therefore the return of refugees was necessary as a first step. On 16–18 October 1998 and 7–9 June 1999 there were agreements aimed at improving security and building confidence in the region, which was welcomed by the Security Council. The activities of armed groups in the Gali region were condemned. Finally, the Secretary-General Kofi Annan was requested to report within three months on the implementation of the current resolution, where a review of UNOMIG's mandate would take place.
- Georgian–Abkhazian conflict
- List of United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1201 to 1300 (1998–2000)
- United Nations resolutions on Abkhazia
- "Security Council extends mission in Georgia until 31 January 2000". United Nations. 30 July 1999.
- Diasamiże, Tʻamaz; Chkoidze-Japaridze, Nana (2008). Regional conflicts in Georgia – the Autonomous Oblast of South Ossetia, the Autonomous SSR of Abkhazia, 1989–2008: the collection of political-legal acts. Regionalism Research Centre. ISBN 9789941010446.
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