United Nations Security Council Resolution 1412

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Adopted unanimously by the Security Council at its 4536th meeting, on 17 May 2002

The Security Council,

Reaffirming its resolutions 696 (1991) of 30 May 1991, 864 (1993) of 15 September 1993 and all subsequent resolutions, in particular resolution 1127 (1997) of 28 August 1997,

Recalling the statement of its President of 28 March 2002 (S/PRST/2002/7), which, in particular, expressed its readiness to consider appropriate and specific exemptions from and amendments to the measures imposed by paragraph 4 (a) of resolution 1127 (1997),

Welcoming the historic step taken by the Government of Angola and União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola (UNITA), on 4 April 2002, in signing the Memorandum of Understanding Addendum to the Lusaka Protocol for the Cessation of Hostilities and the Resolution of the Outstanding Military Issues under the Lusaka Protocol (S/1994/1441, annex),

Welcoming in particular the efforts of the Government of Angola to restore peaceful and secure conditions in the country, to re-establish effective administration and the efforts of all Angolans to promote national reconciliation,

Reaffirming its commitment to preserve the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Angola,

Emphasizing the importance of the full implementation of the “Acordos de Paz”, the Lusaka Protocol, and the relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions, in close cooperation with the United Nations and the Troika of Observers,

Reaffirming the need for UNITA to cooperate fully with the demobilization and quartering of UNITA soldiers and their reintegration into the armed forces, police and civil society of Angola, as specified in the Memorandum of Understanding,

Recognizing the need for the facilitation of travel by UNITA members for the peace process and national reconciliation to advance, including to enable UNITA’s reorganization, with the goal of rapid reintegration into national life and fulfilment of all peace accords,

Acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations,

1. Decides that measures imposed by paragraphs 4 (a) and (b) of resolution 1127 (1997) are suspended for a period of ninety days from the date of adoption of this resolution;

2. Decides that prior to the end of this period the Council will decide whether to extend the suspension of the measures referred to in paragraph 1 above, taking into account all available information, including from the Government of Angola, on the continuing progress of the process of national reconciliation in Angola;

3. Decides to remain actively seized of the matter.

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