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Resolution 1576

The question concerning Haiti


S/RES/1576 (2004)
Security Council Distr.: General
29 November 2004
04-62612 (E)
Resolution 1576 (2004)
Adopted by the Security Council at its 5090th meeting,
on 29 November 2004
The Security Council,
Reaffirming resolution 1542 (2004) of 30 April 2004 and recalling resolution
1529 (2004) of 29 February 2004 and relevant statements by its President on the
situation in Haiti,
Commending the work of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General
(SRSG) in support of the efforts of the Transitional Government of Haiti and all
political actors in Haiti towards a comprehensive and inclusive national dialogue
and reconciliation process, including the holding of fair and free elections in 2005
and the subsequent transfer of power to elected authorities,
Underlining that political reconciliation and economic reconstruction efforts
remain key to the stability and security of Haiti, and, in that regard, stressing that all
Member States, especially those in the region, should continue to support the
Transitional Government in those efforts,
Urging the Transitional Government to continue to make progress in the
implementation of the Interim Cooperation Framework (ICF), including by
developing concrete projects for economic development, in close cooperation with,
and with the full assistance of, the international community, in particular the United
Nations and international financial institutions,
Welcoming the establishment of the Core Group on Haiti and the ECOSOC
Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Haiti,
Condemning all acts of violence and the attempts by some armed groups to
perform unauthorized law enforcement functions in the country,
Stressing, in that context, the urgency of conducting Disarmament,
Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) programmes, and urging the Transitional
Government to establish, without delay, the National Commission on DDR,
Condemning also all violations of human rights and urging the Transitional
Government of Haiti to take all necessary measures to put an end to impunity,
S/RES/1576 (2004)
Concerned by any arbitrary detention of people solely for their political
affiliation, calling on the Transitional Government to release those against whom no
charges have been brought,
Calling also on the international community to continue to address, in full
support of the Transitional Government, the humanitarian needs caused by natural
disasters in various parts of the country,
Welcoming the contribution made by Member States to the United Nations
Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), and urging troop and policecontributing
countries to abide by the deployment schedules agreed, and noting in
particular the need for more French-speaking police officers,
Noting the continuing existence of challenges to the political, social and
economic stability of Haiti and determining that the situation in Haiti continues to
constitute a threat to international peace and security in the region,
Acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, as described in
section 1 of operative paragraph 7 of resolution 1542 (2004),
1. Decides to extend the mandate of MINUSTAH, as contained in resolution
1542 (2004), until 1 June 2005, with the intention to renew for further periods;
2. Encourages the Transitional Government to continue to explore actively
all possible ways to include in the democratic and electoral process those who
currently remain outside the transition process but have rejected violence;
3. Welcomes the report of the Secretary-General of 18 November 2004
(S/2004/908) on the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH)
and endorses the Secretary-General’s recommendations as outlined in paragraphs 52
to 57;
4. Urges relevant international financial institutions and donor countries to
disburse promptly the funds pledged at the International Donors Conference on
Haiti held in Washington, D.C. on 19 and 20 July 2004;
5. Requests the Secretary-General to provide a report to the Council on the
implementation by MINUSTAH of its mandate at least every three months;
6. Decides to remain seized of the matter.

The question concerning Haiti
Related with resolutions
1529 1542
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