United Nations Security Council Resolution 983

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Adopted unanimously by the Security Council at its 3512th meeting, on 31 March 1995

The Security Council,

Recalling its resolution 795 (1992) and all subsequent relevant resolutions,

Affirming its commitment to the search for an overall negotiated settlement of the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia ensuring the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all the States there within their internationally recognized borders, and stressing the importance it attaches to the mutual recognition thereof,

Reaffirming its commitment to the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,

Recalling its concern about possible developments which could undermine confidence and stability in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia or threaten its territory,

Welcoming the positive role played by the United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR) in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and paying tribute to the personnel of UNPROFOR in the performance of its mandate in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,

Noting the report of the Secretary-General of 22 March 1995 (S/1995/222 and Corr.1),

1. Welcomes the report of the Secretary-General of 22 March 1995, and in particular approves the arrangements contained in paragraph 84;

2. Decides that UNPROFOR within the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia shall be known as the United Nations Preventive Deployment Force (UNPREDEP) with the mandate set out in paragraph 85 of the report of the Secretary-General of 22 March 1995, and that the mandate of UNPREDEP shall continue for a period terminating on 30 November 1995;

3. Urges UNPREDEP to continue the current cooperation between UNPROFOR and the mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe;

4. Calls upon Member States to consider favourably requests by the Secretary-General for necessary assistance to UNPREDEP in the performance of its mandate;

5. Requests the Secretary-General to keep the Council regularly informed of any developments on the ground and other circumstances affecting the mandate of UNPREDEP;

6. Decides to remain seized of the matter.

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