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UN Security Council
Resolution 1065
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A colonnade in the coastal town of Gagra
Date 12 July 1996
Meeting no. 3,680
Code S/RES/1065 (Document)
Subject The situation in Georgia
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 1065, adopted unanimously on 12 July 1996, after reaffirming all resolutions on Georgia, particularly 1036 (1996), the Council discussed efforts for a political settlement between Georgia and Abkhazia and extended the mandate of the United Nations Observer Mission in Georgia (UNOMIG) until 31 January 1997.

Concern was expressed by the Council at the lack of breakthrough in talks between both sides, particularly due to the position taken by the Abkhaz side. The Agreement on a Cease-fire and Separation of Forces was generally respected by both parties. While it recognised that UNOMIG and peacekeeping forces from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) had contributed greatly to the security situation, the deteriorating situation in the Gali region. Negotiations to resolve the conflict were delayed. The resolution reaffirmed the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Georgia, and the necessity of defining Abkhazia within these principles.[1] It also noted the right of all refugees and displaced persons to return home safely and attempts by the Abkhaz side to hinder this process were condemned. Demographic changes as a result of the conflict were unacceptable, as were ethnically motivated killings and violence, and the laying of land mines.

The mandate of UNOMIG was extended until 31 January 1997 and would be revised should the mandate of the CIS peacekeeping force change. Finally, the Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali was requested in the three months to report on the situation in Abkhazia and the operations of UNOMIG.

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  1. Kohen, Marcelo G. (2006). Secessión: international law perspectives. Cambridge University Press. p. 117. ISBN 978-0-521-84928-9. 

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