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Security Council Press Statement on Nepal
The following statement was issued today by Security Council President Ruhakana Rugunda ( Uganda):
The members of the Security Council welcomed the recent visit to Nepal by Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, B. Lynn Pascoe to assess progress ahead of the United Nations Mission in Nepal’s (UNMIN) termination on 15 January 2011.
The members of the Security Council recalled the commitment of the Nepalese political parties to implement the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and noted recent developments in Nepal’s peace process, including the renewed efforts of the Special Committee for supervision, integration and rehabilitation of Maoist Army personnel, and the establishment of its secretariat that will take forward the integration and rehabilitation process.
In this regard, the members of the Security Council underlined the importance of the agreement and implementation of a clear work plan from the Special Committee that includes timelines and benchmarks and arrangements for the management of any of UNMIN’s residual tasks, following its termination.
The members of the Security Council reaffirmed its support for Nepal’s peace process and underscored the need for continued progress in the remaining three months of UNMIN’s mandate, in accordance with resolution 1939 (2010).
The members of the Security Council called on the caretaker government and all political parties to redouble their efforts and continue to work together in the spirit of compromise to fulfil their commitments.
The members of the Security Council welcomed the prospect of a further update on progress following a possible visit by Mr. Pascoe in December.
The members of the Security Council appreciated the ongoing efforts of UNMIN and the Secretary-General’s Representative, Karin Landgren and her team in assisting the people of Nepal.
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