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Resolution 1825

Letter dated 22 November 2006 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/2006/920)


S/RES/1825 (2008)
Security Council Distr.: General
23 July 2008
08-43585 (E)
Resolution 1825 (2008)
Adopted by the Security Council at its 5941st meeting, on
23 July 2008
The Security Council,
Recalling its resolutions 1796 (2008) and 1740 (2007),
Reaffirming the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of
Nepal and its ownership of the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace
Agreement and subsequent agreements,
Recalling the signing on 21 November 2006 by the Government of Nepal and
the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) of a Comprehensive Peace Agreement, and
the stated commitment of both parties to find a permanent and sustainable peace and
commending the steps taken to date to implement the Agreement,
Acknowledging the strong desire of the Nepalese people for peace and the
restoration of democracy and the importance in this respect of the implementation of
the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and subsequent agreements by the relevant
Expressing its continued readiness to support the peace process in Nepal in the
timely and effective implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and
subsequent agreements, in particular the 25 June Agreement, as requested by the
Government of Nepal,
Welcoming the successful conclusion of the Constituent Assembly elections on
10 April 2008, and the progress made by the parties since the formation of the
Constituent Assembly in working towards a democratic government, including the
decision made at the first session of the Constituent Assembly to establish Nepal as
a federal democratic republic,
Welcoming the prospect of the formation of a democratically elected
government and institutions in Nepal,
Echoing the Secretary-General’s call for all parties in Nepal to move forward
swiftly in the implementation of the agreements reached; and noting the
Secretary-General’s assessment that the United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN)
will be well placed to assist in the management of arms and armed personnel in
accordance with the 25 June Agreement between the political parties; and
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recognizing UNMIN’s willingness to assist the parties in this, as requested, in order
to achieve a durable solution,
Welcoming the report of the Secretary-General of 11 July on the
United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN), in accordance with his mandate,
Welcoming the completion of two phases of the verification process and
continuing assistance with the management of arms and armed personnel of both
sides in accordance with resolution 1740 (2007) and in line with the provisions of
the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, noting the importance of a durable long-term
solution in helping to create the conditions for completion of UNMIN’s activities
and noting also in this regard the need to address outstanding issues, including the
release of minors in cantonment sites and continued reporting on this issue as
required under resolution 1612 (2005),
Noting with appreciation that with the successful holding of the Constituent
Assembly elections, some of the elements of the mandate relating to UNMIN as set
out in resolution 1740 (2007) have already been accomplished,
Taking note of the Government of Nepal’s letter to the Secretary-General of
8 July (S/2008/476, annex), which recognizes UNMIN’s contribution and requests
an extension of UNMIN at a smaller scale to carry out the remainder of the mandate
for six months,
Recognizing the need to pay special attention to the needs of women, children
and traditionally marginalized groups in the peace process, as mentioned in the
Comprehensive Peace Agreement and resolution 1325 (2000),
Recognizing that civil society can play an important role in democratic
transition and conflict prevention,
Expressing appreciation for the efforts of the Secretary-General’s Special
Representative and his team in UNMIN, and the United Nations Country Team,
including the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights which is
monitoring human rights at the request of the Government, and stressing the need
for coordination and complementarity of efforts between the mission and all the
United Nations actors in the mission area, particularly in order to ensure continuity,
as the mandate comes to an end,
1. Decides in line with the request from the Government of Nepal and the
Secretary-General’s recommendations, to renew the mandate of UNMIN as
established under resolution 1740 (2007) until 23 January 2009, taking into account
the completion of some elements of the mandate, the ongoing work on the
monitoring and the management of arms and armed personnel in line with the
25 June Agreement among the political parties, which will support the completion of
the peace process;
2. Calls upon all parties to take full advantage of the expertise and
readiness of UNMIN, within its mandate, to support the peace process to facilitate
the completion of outstanding aspects of UNMIN’s mandate;
3. Concurs with the Secretary-General’s view that the current monitoring
arrangements should not be necessary for a substantial further period and expects to
see them concluded within the period of this mandate;
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4. Endorses the Secretary-General’s recommendations for a phased,
gradual, drawdown and withdrawal of UNMIN staff, including arms monitors;
5. Requests the Secretary-General to keep the Security Council informed of
progress towards implementation of this resolution and to submit a report on this
and the implications for UNMIN no later than 31 October 2008;
6. Calls upon the Government of Nepal, to continue to take the necessary
decisions to create conditions conducive to completion of UNMIN’s activities by the
end of the current mandate, including through implementation of the 25 June
Agreement, in order to facilitate UNMIN’s withdrawal from Nepal;
7. Calls upon all parties in Nepal to work together in a spirit of cooperation,
consensus and compromise in order to continue the transition to a durable long-term
solution to enable the country to move to a peaceful, democratic and more
prosperous future;
8. Requests the parties in Nepal to take the necessary steps to promote the
safety, security and freedom of movement of UNMIN and associated personnel in
executing the tasks defined in the mandate;
9. Decides to remain seized of the matter.

Letter dated 22 November 2006 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/2006/920)
Related with resolutions
1325 1612 1740 1796
Quoted in resolutions
1864 1879 1909 1921
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