Thursday, July 19, 2012

Pakistan draft resolution on Syria: UNSMIS technical rollover for 45 days

Draft Resolution - UNSMIS mandate renewal

The Security Council,

Recalling its resolution 2042 (2012) and 2043 (2012),

Reaffirming its support to the Joint Special Envoy of the United Nations and the League of Arab States, Kofi Annan, and his six-point proposal approved by the relevant Security Council resolutions,

Commending the role and efforts of the United Nations Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS),

Having considered the Secretary-General’s report on the implementation of Resolution 2043 (2012), and observations contained therein (S/2012/523),

Reaffirming its strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Syria, and to the purposes and principles of the Charter,

1.      Decides to extend the mandate of UNSMIS for a period of 45 days taking into account the Secretary-General’s recommendations contained in paragraphs 67-71 of his report;

2.      Calls upon all Syrian parties to guarantee the safety of UNSMIS personnel without prejudice to its freedom of movement and access, and stresses that the primary responsibility in this regard lies with the Syrian authorities;

3.      Strongly urges the Syrian authorities and opposition armed groups to cooperate fully with UNSMIS;

4.      Requests the Secretary-General to report immediately to the Security Council any obstructions to the effective operation of UNSMIS by any party;

5.      Decides to remain seized of the matter. 
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