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Resolution 2084

The situation in the Middle East


S/RES/2084 (2012)
Security Council Distr.: General
19 December 2012
12-65623 (E)
Resolution 2084 (2012)
Adopted by the Security Council at its 6893rd meeting, on
19 December 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 27 November 2012 (S/2012/897), and also
reaffirming its resolution 1308 (2000) of 17 July 2000,
Expressing grave concern at all violations of the Disengagement of Forces
Agreement, including the presence of the Syrian Arab Armed Forces and
unauthorized military equipment inside the Area of Separation,
Concurring with the Secretary-General’s finding that the military operations
carried out by the Syrian Arab Armed Forces have affected adversely the efforts of
UNDOF to effectively carry out the mandated tasks,
Expressing serious concern at the presence of armed members of the
opposition in the area of separation,
Underscoring that recent incidents across the ceasefire line have shown the
potential for escalation of tensions between Israel and the Syrian Arab Republic, and
jeopardize the ceasefire between the two countries,
Condemning the 29 November incident in which five peacekeepers were
Expressing its continued appreciation to the military and civilian personnel
serving with UNDOF in an increasingly challenging operating environment,
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, to
respect its privileges and immunities and to ensure its freedom of movement, as well
as the security of and unhindered and immediate access for the United Nations
personnel carrying out their mandate, in conformity with existing agreements and
stresses the need to enhance the safety and security of UNDOF personnel;
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3. Stresses the obligation on both parties to scrupulously and fully respect
the terms of the 1974 Disengagement of Forces Agreement, calls on the parties to
exercise maximum restraint and prevent any breaches of the ceasefire and the area
of separation, and underscores that there should be no military activity of any kind
in the area of separation including military operations by the Syrian Arab Armed
4. Welcomes the efforts being undertaken by the United Nations
Disengagement Observer Force to implement the Secretary-General’s zero-tolerance
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. Decides to renew the mandate of the United Nations Disengagement
Observer Force for a period of six months, that is, until 30 June 2013, and requests
the Secretary-General to ensure the Force has the capacity necessary to fulfil the
6. Requests the Secretary-General to report every 90 days on developments
in the situation and the measures taken to implement resolution 338 (1973).

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