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Resolution 2052

The Situation in the Middle East


S/RES/2052 (2012)
Security Council Distr.: General
27 June 2012
12-39289 (E)
Resolution 2052 (2012)
Adopted by the Security Council at its 6791st meeting, on
27 June 2012
The Security Council,
Noting with concern that the situation in the Middle East is tense and is likely
to remain so, unless and until a comprehensive settlement covering all aspects of the
Middle East problem can be reached,
Having considered the report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations
Disengagement Observer Force of 5 June 2012 (S/2012/403), and also reaffirming
its resolution 1308 (2000) of 17 July 2000,
Expressing grave concern at all violations of the Disengagement of Forces
Agreement, in particular that by the Syrian Arab Armed Forces of 1 March in which
they entered the Area of Separation,
Strongly deploring the incidents of 5 March and 12 March during which shots
were fired at Observer Group Golan teams, in particular that of 12 March in which
shots were fired by a soldier from the Bravo side in the area of limitation,
Further expressing concern at the 26 February incident in which soldiers on
the Alpha side fired shots into the Area of Separation,
Concurring with the Secretary-General’s finding that events elsewhere in Syria
have started to manifest themselves in the area of responsibilities of UNDOF,
1. Calls upon the parties concerned to implement immediately its resolution
338 (1973) of 22 October 1973;
2. Calls on all parties to cooperate fully with the operations of UNDOF and
to ensure the security of as well as unhindered and immediate access for the United
Nations personnel carrying out their mandate, in conformity with existing
3. Stresses the obligation on both parties to scrupulously and fully respect
the terms of the 1974 Disengagement of Forces Agreement, and calls on the parties
to exercise maximum restraint and prevent any breaches of the ceasefire and the
area of separation;
4. Welcomes the efforts being undertaken by the United Nations
Disengagement Observer Force to implement the Secretary-General’s zero-tolerance
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policy on sexual exploitation and abuse and to ensure full compliance of its
personnel with the United Nations code of conduct, requests the Secretary-General
to continue to take all necessary action in this regard and to keep the Security
Council informed, and urges troop-contributing countries to take preventive and
disciplinary action to ensure that such acts are properly investigated and punished in
cases involving their personnel;
5. Notes the substantial progress achieved with regard to implementation of
the recommendations of the assessment of the operational capacity of UNDOF, as
requested in its resolution 2028 (2011), in terms of maintaining and upgrading the
Force’s equipment and infrastructure;
6. Decides to renew the mandate of the United Nations Disengagement
Observer Force for a period of six months, that is, until 31 December 2012;
7. Requests the Secretary-General to submit, at the end of this period, a
report on developments in the situation and the measures taken to implement
resolution 338.

Middle East, Syria
The Situation in the Middle East
Related with resolutions
338 1308 2028
Security Council Composition