Resolution 713 (1991) of 25 September 1991
The Security Council,
Conscious of the fact that Yugoslavia has welcomed, through a letter from the Permanent Representative of Yugoslavia to the United Nations addressed to the President of
the Security Council,183 the decision to convene a meeting of the Security Council,
Having heard the statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Yugoslavia,184
Deeply concerned by the fighting in Yugoslavia, which is causing a heavy loss of human life and material damage, and by the consequences for the countries of the region, in particular in the border areas of neighbouring countries.
Concerned that the continuation of this situation constitutes a threat to international peace and security.
Recalling its primary responsibility under the Charter of the United Nations for the maintenance of international peace and security.
Recalling also the provisions of Chapter VIII of the Chatter,
Commending the efforts undertaken by the European Community and its member States, with the support of the States participating in the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, to restore peace and dialogue in Yugoslavia, through, inter alia, the implementation of a cease-fire including the sending of observers, the convening of a conference on Yugoslavia, including the mechanisms set forth within it, and the suspension of the delivery of all weapons and military equipment to Yugoslavia,
Recalling the relevant principles enshrined in the Charter, and in this context taking note of the declaration of 3 September 1991 of the States participating in the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe that no territorial gains or changes within Yugoslavia brought about by violence are acceptable,
Taking note of the agreement for a cease-fire concluded on 17 September 1991 in Igalo, and also that signed on 22 September 1991,
Alarmed by the violations of the cease-fire and the continuation of the fighting,
Taking note of the letter dated 19 September 1991 from the Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council,185
Taking note also of the letters dated 19 and 20 September 1991 from, respectively, the Permanent Representative of Canada186 and the Permanent Representative of Hungary187 to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council,
Taking note further of the letters addressed to the Secretary-General dated 5 and 22 July, 6 and 21 August and 20 September 1991 from the Permanent Representative of the Netherlands, 188 the letter dated 12 July 1991 from the Permanent Representative of Czechoslovakia, 189 the letter dated 7 August 1991 from the Permanent Representatives of Belgium, France and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 190 and the letter dated 19 September 1991 from the Permanent Representative of Australia, 191 as well as the letter addressed to the President of the Security Council dated 7 August 1991 from the Chargé d'affaires a. i. of the Permanent Mission of Austria, 192 and the letters dated 29 August and 4 and 20 September 1991 from the Permanent Representatives of Belgium, France and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland193 to the United Nations,
1. Expresses its full support for the collective efforts for peace and dialogue in Yugoslavia undertaken under the auspices of the member States of the European Community with the support of the States participating in the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe consistent with the principles of that Conference;
2. Supports fully all arrangements and measures resulting from such collective efforts as those described above, in particular with regard to assistance and support to the ceasefire observers, and to consolidate an effective end to hostilities in Yugoslavia and to assure the smooth functioning of the process instituted within the framework of the Conference on Yugoslavia;
3. Invites to this end the Secretaiy-General to offer his assistance without delay, in consultation with the Government of Yugoslavia and all those promoting the efforts referred to above, and to report as soon as possible to the Security Council;
4. Strongly urges all parties to abide strictly by the ceasefire agreements of 17 and 22 September 1991;
5. Appeals urgently to and encourages all parties to settle their disputes peacefully and through negotiation at the Conference on Yugoslavia, including through the mechanisms set forth within it;
6. Decides, under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, that all States shall, for the purposes of establishing peace and stability in Yugoslavia, immediately implement a general and complete embargo on all deliveries of weapons and military equipment to Yugoslavia until the Council decides otherwise following consultation between the Secretary-General and the Government of Yugoslavia;
7. Calls upon all States to refrain from any action which might contribute to increasing tension and to impeding or delaying a peaceful and negotiated outcome to the conflict in Yugoslavia, which would permit all Yugoslavs to decide upon and to construct their future in peace;
8. Decides to remain seized of the matter until a peaceful solution is achieved.
Adopted unanimously al the 3009th meeting.