United Nations Security Council Resolution 1277

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UN Security Council
Resolution 1277
Flag of Haiti.svg
Date 30 November 1999
Meeting no. 4,074
Code S/RES/1277 (Document)
Subject The question concerning Haiti
Voting summary
14 voted for
None voted against
1 abstained
Result Adopted
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

United Nations Security Council resolution 1277, adopted on 30 November 1999, after recalling all relevant resolutions on Haiti including Resolution 1212 (1998), the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Civilian Police Mission in Haiti (MIPONUH) pending the transition to a civilian group by 15 March 2000.[1]

The Security Council took note of a request by the Haitian government for the establishment of an International Civilian Support Mission in Haiti (MICAH) in the country. Various United Nations operations had contributed significantly to the professionalisation of the Haitian National Police and the development of its judiciary and national institutions.

The Secretary-General Kofi Annan was requested to co-ordinate the transition from MIPONUH and the International Civilian Mission in Haiti (MICAH) to MICAH and report on the implementation of the current resolution by 1 March 2000.

Resolution 1277, drafted by Argentina, Brazil, Canada, France, the United States and Venezuela, was adopted by 14 votes to none against with one abstention from Russia.[2] The Russian representative said the text was at variance with the request of Haiti, which had requested a non-uniformed presence; rather, Russia had supported a multi-faceted civilian presence in the country.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Security Council extends United Nations Police Mission in Haiti, pending transition to civilian group next year". United Nations. 30 November 1999. 
  2. ^ United Nations (2002). Yearbook of the United Nations 1999 (5th ed.). United Nations Publications. p. 215. ISBN 978-92-1-100856-2. 

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