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Cablegate: Unmee Draft Resolution Text

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INFO UN SECURITY COUNCIL COLLECTIVE
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TAGS: PREL UNSC KPKO PBTS ET ER
SUBJECT: UNMEE DRAFT RESOLUTION TEXT

1. This is an action request. USUN is instructed to share
with appropriate officials at the Permanent Mission of
Belgium to the UN in New York the draft resolution text
below, relating to the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea
(UNMEE). Department requests USUN to report the outcome of
its discussions by Thursday, July 24.

Begin text:


DRAFT SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION ON ETHIOPIA-ERITREA

The Security Council,

Reaffirming all its previous resolutions and statements of
its President pertaining to the situation between Ethiopia
and Eritrea (hereinafter referred to as "the parties"),

Stressing once again its unwavering commitment to the peace
process and to the full and expeditious implementation of the
Agreement on Cessation of Hostilities of 18 June 2000
(Security Council/2000/601) and the Peace Agreement of 12
December 2000 (Security Council/2000/1183) (hereinafter
referred to as "the Algiers Agreements") as a basis for
peaceful and cooperative relations between the parties,

Considering that the parties bear equal responsibility in the
implementation of their respective commitments under the
Algiers Agreements, in particular the integrity of the
Temporary Security Zone (TSZ) and the acceptance of the
determinations of the Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission
(EEBC) as final and binding,

Reaffirming that the primary responsibility for achieving a
comprehensive and lasting settlement of the border dispute
and normalizing their relations rests with the parties
themselves, and that the Security Council stands ready to
assist them,

Noting that the continuation of Eritrea's obstructions
towards the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea
(UNMEE) undermined the basis of the Mission's mandate and has
compelled UNMEE to temporarily relocate from Eritrea,
stressing that this relocation is without prejudice to the
Algiers Agreements and to the integrity of the TSZ, and
recalling the Security Council's previous condemnation of
Eritrea's lack of cooperation,

Commending the efforts made by UNMEE and its military and
civilian personnel to accomplish its duties, despite the
difficult circumstances,

Expressing its deep appreciation for the contribution and
dedication of the troop-contributing countries to the work of
UNMEE,

Having considered the special report of the Secretary-General
of 7 April 2008 (S/2008/226),

Recognizing that the parties do not support a UN presence on
their territories at this time,

1. Decides to terminate the mandate of UNMEE on 31 July
2008;

2. Calls on Ethiopia and Eritrea to maintain their full
commitment to the Agreement on Cessation of Hostilities,
including with respect to the integrity of the TSZ, and to
the Algiers Agreements, and stresses that the termination of
UNMEE is without prejudice to the commitments of the parties
in these agreements;

3. Requests the Secretary-General continue to engage with
the parties on how the United Nations could most effectively
support normalized relations and facilitate implementation of
agreements they have entered into, including the possibility
of a follow-on United Nations presence in the future;

4. Requests the Secretary-General to report to the Council
by 30 January 2009 on the outcome of his consultations with
each party and to make specific proposals concerning how the
United Nations could most effectively support normalized
relations and facilitate implementation of agreements they
have entered into, including the possibility of a follow-on
United Nations presence;

5. Reiterates its call that the parties show maximum
restraint and refrain from any threat or use of force against
each other, avoid provocative military activities, and put an
end to the exchange of hostile statements;

6. Strongly supports the ongoing efforts by the
Secretary-General and the international community to engage
with Eritrea and Ethiopia to help them to implement the
Algiers Agreements, to normalize their relations, to promote
stability between the parties, and to lay the foundation for
a comprehensive and lasting settlement of the dispute, and
urges the parties to accept the Secretary-General's good
offices;

7. Decides to remain actively seized of the matter.

End text.
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