United Nations Security Council Resolution 1437

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UN Security Council
Resolution 1437
Prevlaka by Klackalica.JPG
Prevlaka peninsula area
Date 11 October 2002
Meeting no. 4,622
Code S/RES/1437 (Document)
Subject The situation in Croatia
Voting summary
15 voted for
None voted against
None abstained
Result Adopted
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

United Nations Security Council resolution 1437, adopted unanimously on 11 October 2002, after recalling previous resolutions on Croatia, including resolutions 779 (1992), 981 (1995), 1088 (1996), 1147 (1998), 1183 (1998), 1222 (1999), 1252 (1999), 1285 (2000), 1307 (2000), 1357 (2001), 1362 (2001), 1387 (2002) and 1424 (2002), the Council authorised the United Nations Mission of Observers in Prevlaka (UNMOP) to continue monitoring the demilitarisation in the Prevlaka peninsula area of Croatia for a final two months until 15 December 2002.[1]

The Security Council welcomed the calm and stable situation on the Prevlaka peninsula. It noted that the presence of UNMOP contributed greatly to maintaining conditions conducive to a settlement of the dispute and welcomed that Croatia and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) were making progress in the normalisation of their relations.

Extending UNMOP's mandate for a final time, the Secretary-General Kofi Annan was asked to make preparations for its termination including a reduction in its size and adjusting its activities.[2] It reiterated calls on both parties to cease violations of the demilitarisation regime, co-operate with United Nations observers and to ensure full freedom of movement to the observers. The Secretary-General Kofi Annan was requested to report to the Council on the completion of UNMOP's mandate, which would be shortened upon request from the parties.[3]

Finally, both parties were urged to intensify efforts towards a negotiated settlement of the Prevlaka dispute in accordance with their 1996 Agreement of Normalization of Relations.[4]

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  1. ^ "Security Council authorises final extension of Prevlaka peninsula mission; withdrawal will be completed by end of year". United Nations. 11 October 2002. 
  2. ^ Blockmans, Steven (2007). Tough Love: The European Union's Relations with the Western Balkans. T.M.C. Asser Press. p. 70. ISBN 978-90-6704-258-1. 
  3. ^ "Security Council eyes end to UN mission in Prevlaka, extends mandate two months". United Nations News Centre. 11 October 2002. 
  4. ^ B92; Tanjug; Associated Press; Agence France-Presse (13 October 2002). "UN Security Council Grants Final Extension to Prevlaka Mission". Southeast European Times. 

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