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Resolution 1752

The situation in Georgia


S/RES/1752 (2007)
Security Council Distr.: General
13 April 2007
07-30624 (E)
Resolution 1752 (2007)
Adopted by the Security Council at its 5661st meeting, on
13 April 2007
The Security Council,
Recalling all its relevant resolutions including resolution 1716 of 13 October
2006 (S/RES/1716),
Welcoming the reports of the Secretary-General on the activities of the United
Nations Observer Mission in Georgia of 11 January 2007 (S/2007/15) and 3 April 2007,
Supporting the sustained efforts of the Secretary-General and of his Special
Representative with the assistance of the Group of Friends of the Secretary-General
as well as the Russian Federation in its capacity as facilitator and of the OSCE,
Stressing the importance of close and effective cooperation between UNOMIG
and the CIS peacekeeping force as they currently play an important stabilizing role
in the conflict zone, and recalling that a lasting and comprehensive settlement of the
conflict will require appropriate security guarantees,
Stressing that economic development is urgently required in Abkhazia, Georgia
to improve the livelihoods of the communities affected by the conflict, in particular
the refugees and internally displaced persons,
1. Reaffirms the commitment of all Member States to the sovereignty,
independence and territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally
recognized borders, and supports all efforts by the United Nations and the Group of
Friends of the Secretary-General which are guided by their determination to
promote a settlement of the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict only by peaceful means and
within the framework of the Security Council resolutions;
2. Calls on both sides to resume dialogue, make full use of all existing
mechanisms as described in the relevant Security Council resolutions, to comply
fully with previous agreements regarding ceasefire and non-use of violence, and to
finalize without delay the package of documents on the non-use of violence and on
the return of refugees and internally displaced persons;
3. Recalls, with a view to achieving a lasting and comprehensive settlement,
its support for the principles contained in the “Paper on Basic Principles for the
Distribution of Competencies between Tbilisi and Sukhumi” and welcomes
additional ideas that the sides would be willing to offer with a view to conducting
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creatively and constructively a political dialogue under the aegis of the United
4. Endorses the proposals for confidence-building measures presented by
the Group of Friends of the Secretary-General during the meeting held in Geneva on
12 and 13 February 2007 under participation of the Georgian and Abkhaz parties,
and urges both parties with the assistance of UNOMIG and of international partners
and the support of the Group of Friends of the Secretary-General to immediately
engage in implementing these measures without conditions;
5. Welcomes progress achieved by both sides towards the implementation of
resolution 1716 (2006), calls on the Georgian side to ensure that the situation in the
upper Kodori valley is in line with the Moscow agreement on ceasefire and
separation of forces of 14 May 1994; and calls on the Abkhaz side to exercise
restraint in connection with the Georgian commitments with regard to the Kodori
6. Condemns the attack on villages in the Upper Kodori valley carried out
in the night of 11 and 12 March 2007 and urges all sides to extend full support to the
ongoing investigation conducted by the Joint Fact Finding Group under the
leadership of UNOMIG;
7. Stresses that the situation on the ground in the areas of security, return of
IDPs and rehabilitation and development must be improved and calls on both sides
to resume dialogue without preconditions in these areas, using all existing
mechanisms, including Quadripartite meetings;
8. Urges the sides to address seriously each other’s legitimate security
concerns, to refrain from any actions which might impede the peace process, and to
extend the necessary cooperation to UNOMIG and the CIS peacekeeping force;
9. Stresses the urgent need to alleviate the plight of refugees and internally
displaced persons and the need for a perspective of life in security and dignity in
particular for a new generation growing up outside Abkhazia, Georgia, and recalling
the right of return for all internally displaced persons to Abkhazia, Georgia, calls on
both sides to implement the UNHCR’s Strategic Directions for the return in the first
instance to the Gali region;
10. Welcomes existing and encourages further contacts between
representatives of civil society of the sides;
11. Underlines that it is the primary responsibility of both sides to provide
appropriate security and to ensure the freedom of movement of UNOMIG, the CIS
peacekeeping force and other international personnel and calls on both sides to fulfil
their obligations in this regard;
12. Requests the Secretary-General to continue to take the necessary
measures to ensure full compliance of all UNOMIG personnel with the United
Nations zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse and to keep the
Council informed, and urges troop-contributing countries to ensure that acts
involving their personnel are properly investigated and punished;
13. Decides to extend the mandate of UNOMIG for a new period terminating
on 15 October 2007;
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14. Requests the Secretary-General to make use of this extended mandate in
order to support the parties in implementing measures to build confidence and to
establish an intensive and meaningful dialogue, and to inform the Council in his
next report on the situation in Abkhazia, Georgia, on progress made in this respect;
15. Strongly supports the efforts of the Special Representative of the
Secretary-General and calls on the Group of Friends of the Secretary-General to
continue giving him their steadfast and unified support;
16. Decides to remain actively seized of the matter.

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