United Nations Security Council Resolution 846

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UN Security Council
Resolution 846
Locator RW-UG.png
Rwanda (red) and Uganda (green)
Date 22 June 1993
Meeting no. 3,244
Code S/RES/846 (Document)
Subject Rwanda
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 846, adopted unanimously on 22 June 1993, after reaffirming Resolution 812 (1993) on the situation in Rwanda and noting a report by the Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, the Council established the United Nations Observer Mission Uganda–Rwanda (UNOMUR) for an initial period of six months.[1]

The need to prevent a resumption of fighting in Rwanda–among majority Hutus, minority Tutsis, the government of Juvénal Habyarimana and Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) was emphasised, as was the need for a negotiated political solution in the framework of agreements to be signed in Arusha, Tanzania. At the same time, the Council praised the efforts of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) and Government of Tanzania to find a solution.

After establishing UNOMUR for an initial period of six months on the common border between Rwanda and Uganda, it was decided that it would monitor the Uganda–Rwanda border to verify that no military assistance reached Rwanda especially with regard to weapons and ammunition being transported by road or track.[2] Before the full deployment of UNOMUR, a status of mission agreement ensuring the safety of the peacekeeping personnel and full co-operation of the Government of Uganda would have to be reached with the Secretary-General, with an advanced dispatch within 15 days and full deployment within 30 days of the adoption of the current resolution. After 60 days, the Council requested a report on the implementation of the current resolution.

The Council urged the Rwandan government and RPF to respect international humanitarian law, refrain from any action that could increase tensions in the region and immediately conclude a peace agreement. The decision of Boutros-Ghali to support the peace efforts of the OAU by putting two military experts at its disposal was supported by the Council, which requested him to report back on developments relating to a political agreement in Arusha and of the contribution the United Nations could make to assist the OAU in the implementation of the above-mentioned agreement.

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  1. ^ Barnett, Michael N. (2003). Eyewitness to a genocide: the United Nations and Rwanda. Cornell University Press. p. 185. ISBN 978-0-8014-8867-2. 
  2. ^ Katayanagi, Mari (2002). Human rights functions of United Nations peacekeeping operations. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. p. 140. ISBN 978-90-411-1910-0. 

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