United Nations Security Council Resolution 884

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UN Security Council
Resolution 884
Zəngilan (red) highlighted in Azerbaijan
Date12 November 1993
Meeting no.3,313
CodeS/RES/884 (Document)
Voting summary
15 voted for
None voted against
None abstained
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

United Nations Security Council resolution 884, adopted unanimously on 12 November 1993, after reaffirming resolutions 822 (1993), 853 (1993) and 874 (1993), the Council expressed its concern at the continuing conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh and condemned violations of the ceasefire between the parties, particularly the occupation of the Zəngilan district and city of Goradiz.

The Council also condemned attacks on civilians and bombardments in Azerbaijan, calling upon the Government of Armenia to use its influence to achieve compliance by Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh with previous Security Council resolutions. It also welcomed the declaration of the OSCE Minsk Group regarding unilateral ceasefires.

The resolution then demanded that, from the parties concerned, the immediate cessation of hostilities, the unilateral withdrawal of occupying forces from the Zangelan district and the city of Goradiz, and the withdrawal of occupying forces from other recently occupied areas of the Azerbaijan. With regard to the recent violations of the ceasefire, the Council urged the parties to observe the ceasefire established from contacts between the Government of Russia and OSCE Minsk Group. It also asked other nations to refrain from interfering in the conflict, particularly as fighting broke out at the Azerbaijani-Iranian border led Iranian troops to be moved to the border region.[1]

Finally the Council requested the Secretary-General and international agencies to provide urgent humanitarian assistance to the affected civilian population particularly with regards to those who were displaced, further urging the Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali and the OSCE Minsk Group continue to report back on developments to the Council.

Despite the adoption of Resolution 884, shelling and periodic fighting continued.[2]

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  1. ^ Croissant, Michael P. (1998). The Armenia–Azerbaijan conflict: causes and implications. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 94–95. ISBN 978-0-275-96241-8.
  2. ^ Human Rights Watch/Helsinki (1994). Azerbaijan: Seven years of conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. Human Rights Watch. p. 45. ISBN 978-1-56432-142-8.

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