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UN Security Council
Resolution 1055
Lubango in Angola
Date 8 May 1996
Meeting no. 3,662
Code S/RES/1055 (Document)
Subject The situation in Angola
Voting summary
15 voted for
None voted against
None abstained
Result Adopted
Security Council composition
Permanent members
  • Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China
  • Flag of France.svg France
  • Flag of Russia.svg Russia
  • Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
  • Flag of the United States.svg United States
Non-permanent members
  • Flag of Botswana.svg Botswana
  • Flag of Chile.svg Chile
  • Flag of Egypt.svg Egypt
  • Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg Guinea-Bissau
  • Flag of Germany.png Germany
  • Flag of Honduras.svg Honduras
  • Flag of Indonesia.svg Indonesia
  • Flag of Italy.svg Italy
  • Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea
  • Flag of Poland.svg Poland

United Nations Security Council resolution 1055, adopted unanimously on 8 May 1996, after reaffirming Resolution 696 (1991) and all subsequent resolutions on Angola, the Council discussed the peace process, and extended the mandate of the United Nations Angola Verification Mission III (UNAVEM III) until 11 July 1996.[1]

The Security Council reiterated the importance of the peace accords and the Lusaka Protocol between Angola and UNITA. The peace process was progressing, but with delays, particularly the quartering of UNITA troops and the integration of the armed forces. Both sides had agreed to the formation of a unified armed forces in June 1996 and the establishment of a government of national unity and reconciliation between June and July 1996. In February 1997 it was expected, as provided for in Resolution 976 (1995) that UNAVEM III's mandate would be completed. The need for all parties to provide security to UNAVEM III, to respect human rights and ensure the demilitarisation of Angolan society was emphasised after the deaths of two UNAVEM III personnel on 3 April 1996. The arms embargo against the country was reaffirmed.

Concern was expressed at the lack of complete quartering of UNITA's troops in accordance with Resolution 1045 (1996), and was called on to complete this, hand over weapons to UNAVEM III and release all prisoners unconditionally by June 1996. Both UNITA and the Angolan government were required to resolve all remaining issues by 15 May 1996. Additionally, they were urged to cease all hostile propaganda and to assist the United Nations in establishing an independent radio. The Secretary-General was asked to brief the Council on 17 May 1996 on whether the parties had completed the tasks set, and on 1 July 1996 to submit a progress report.

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  1. Tvedten, Inge (1997). Angola: struggle for peace and reconstruction. Westview Press. p. 64. ISBN 978-0-8133-8489-4. 

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