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Resolution 1864

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


S/RES/1864 (2009)
Security Council Distr.: General
23 January 2009
09-21771 (E)
Resolution 1864 (2009)
Adopted by the Security Council at its 6074th meeting, on
23 January 2009
The Security Council,
Recalling its resolutions 1825 (2008), 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 formation of a democratically elected government and
institutions in Nepal,
Welcoming the establishment of the Special Committee for the supervision,
integration and rehabilitation of the Maoist army personnel, and calling upon the
Government of Nepal, and all political parties to work together to ensure the
effective working of the committee, and to complete the integration and
rehabilitation of the Maoist army personnel,
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Echoing the Secretary-General’s call for all parties in Nepal to move forward
swiftly in the implementation of the agreements reached, 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 recognising UNMIN’s
willingness to assist the parties in this, as requested, in order to achieve a durable
Welcoming the report of the Secretary-General of 2 January 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, particularly the
release of minors in cantonment sites, and welcoming the Government of Nepal’s
commitment to discharge minors without further delay, and calling upon the
Government of Nepal to implement this commitment as soon as possible, and for
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
12 December 2008 (S/2008/837), which recognises UNMIN’s contribution and
requests an extension of UNMIN at a smaller scale to carry out the remainder of the
mandate for six months, and further taking note of the intention of the Government
of Nepal with regard to termination of UNMIN’s monitoring requirements by the
end of this six month period,
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 contribution of the Secretary-General’s
Special Representative and the efforts of 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 July 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
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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 cannot be maintained indefinitely, and underlines the need for the
Government of Nepal to consider necessary measures to reduce UNMIN’s
monitoring requirements;
4. Endorses the Secretary-General’s recommendations for a phased,
gradual, drawdown and withdrawal of UNMIN staff, including arms monitors, as
proposed in paragraph 62 and 63 of the Report of the Secretary-General;
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, with a view to further downsizing of UNMIN, no
later than 30 April 2009;
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. Welcomes progress achieved so far, and calls upon all political parties in
Nepal to expedite the peace process, and to continue 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)
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