United Nations Security Council Resolution 929

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UN Security Council
Resolution 929
Rwanda map
Date 22 June 1994
Meeting no. 3,392
Code S/RES/929 (Document)
Subject Rwanda
Voting summary
10 voted for
None voted against
5 abstained
Result Adopted
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

United Nations Security Council resolution 929, adopted on 22 June 1994, after recalling all resolutions on Rwanda, including 912 (1994), 918 (1994) and 925 (1994), the Council authorised, under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the temporary establishment of a multinational operation in the country to assist in humanitarian efforts and protect refugees and displaced people, until the full deployment of the expanded United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda (UNAMIR).[1]

The Security Council called for the resumption of the political process under the Arusha Peace Agreement. It also anticipated the expansion of UNAMIR and stressed that it was solely a humanitarian force that would be impartial in nature. Concern was expressed at the continuation of the systematic and widespread killings of civilians in Rwanda to which the international community must respond.

It was agreed to establish a humanitarian operation headed by France until UNAMIR was at full strength. The operation intended to ensure the safety of displaced persons, refugees and civilians. It was limited to a period of two months following the adoption of the present resolution, and would be financed by the Member States participating themselves. Meanwhile, Member States were urged to provide necessary support and to contribute to UNAMIR so that its mission could be expanded rapidly.

The Rwandan parties were urged to end the killings immediately. The Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali and the countries participating in the operation were requested to report on a regular basis to the Council, with the first report due in 15 days. The Secretary-General himself was required to report back on the expansion of UNAMIR and the resumption of the peace process.

Resolution 929 was adopted by 10 votes to none against, with five abstentions from Brazil, China, New Zealand, Nigeria and Pakistan.[2]

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  1. ^ Helton, Arthur C. (2002). The price of indifference: refugees and humanitarian action in the new century. Oxford University Press. p. 146. ISBN 978-0-19-925031-8. 
  2. ^ Schweigman, David (2001). The authority of the Security Council under Chapter VII of the UN Charter: legal limits and the role of the International Court of Justice. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. p. 129. ISBN 978-90-411-1641-3. 

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