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A/RES/51/199


General Assembly

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20 February 1997

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Fifty-first session
Agenda item 40


                  RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

         [without reference to a Main Committee (A/51/L.58 and Add.1)]


         51/199.  United Nations Office of Verification in El Salvador


      The General Assembly,

      Recalling its resolutions on the situation in Central America
and, in particular, resolution 50/226 of 10 May 1996, by which it,
inter alia, decided to establish the United Nations Office of
Verification in El Salvador to follow up implementation of pending
aspects of the peace accords in El Salvador through 31 December 1996
after the expiration of the mandate of the Mission of the United
Nations in El Salvador,

      Having considered the report of the Secretary-General on the
United Nations Office of Verification in El Salvador, 1/

      Recognizing with satisfaction the efforts that continue to be
made by the Government, other parties to the peace accords and the
people of El Salvador to honour the commitments contained in the
accords and to consolidate the peace process,

      Welcoming the progress made towards a society characterized by
democracy, the rule of law and respect for human rights,

      Paying tribute to those Member States which have contributed
personnel and voluntary funding to the Office and to technical
assistance projects undertaken in support of the peace process,

      1.    Welcomes the continuing commitment of the Government and
people of El Salvador to the consolidation of the peace process;

      2.    Pays tribute to the accomplishments of the United Nations
Office of Verification in El Salvador, under the authority of the
Secretary-General and his Representative;

      3.    Notes with satisfaction the commitment by the Government of
El Salvador and other parties to the peace accords to the full
implementation of the provisions of the peace accords, and urges them
to work together to complete this implementation without delay;

      4.    Decides, in accordance with the recommendation contained in
paragraph 33 of the report of the Secretary-General, 1/ that:

      (a)   The Representative of the Secretary-General in El Salvador
should be withdrawn at the conclusion of the mandate of the United
Nations Office of Verification in El Salvador on 31 December 1996;

      (b)   The responsibilities of verification and good offices
entrusted to the United Nations should be executed through periodic
visits to El Salvador by a high-level envoy from Headquarters who will
keep the Secretary-General informed on a regular basis;

      5.    Also decides that the envoy will be assisted for a period of
six months in the discharge of these responsibilities by a small
support unit in El Salvador, working with the administrative support
of the United Nations Development Programme;

      6.    Emphasizes the importance of a continued and enhanced
cooperation of the various agencies, offices and programmes of the
United Nations system active in El Salvador with the efforts of the
Organization as verification of the peace accords approaches its
conclusion and in the consolidation of the peace process;

      7.    Calls upon Member States and international institutions to
continue to provide assistance to the Government and people of El
Salvador and to lend support to the efforts of the United Nations in
El Salvador for the purposes of peace-building and development;

      8.    Requests the Secretary-General to submit a report to it
before the end of June 1997 on the implementation of the present
resolution, including an assessment of the peace process in El
Salvador.

                                                          87th plenary meeting
                                                              17 December 1996


                                     Note

1/    A/51/693.

 

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