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UN Security Council
Resolution 1079
Croatia minefields
Minefields in Croatia
Date 15 November 1996
Meeting no. 3,712
Code S/RES/1079 (Document)
Subject The situation in Croatia
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 1079, adopted unanimously on 15 November 1996, after recalling previous resolutions on Croatia including 1023 (1995), 1025 (1995), 1037 (1996), 1043 (1996) and 1069 (1996), the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Transitional Authority for Eastern Slavonia, Baranja and Western Sirmium (UNTAES) until 15 July 1997.[1]

The Security Council welcomed the progress that UNTAES had made in facilitating the return of the territories to Croatia. The Basic Agreement between Croatia and the local Serbs asked for a temporary United Nations administration for 12 months and that it could be extended for another year at the request of one of the parties, which the local Serbs asked for. The Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali had requested UNTAES be extended by six months.

Croatia and the local Serb community were called together to work with UNTAES to create circumstances in which local elections could take place. Both also had to comply with the Basic Agreement and to the respect the rights of all ethnic groups. The right of refugees to return home had to be respected while both parties were responsible for the effective functioning of the police.

Finally, the Secretary-General was requested to report on developments by 15 February and 1 July 1997, and to submit recommendations concerning the restructuring of UNTAES and the United Nations presence in Croatia.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. "Security Council extends mandate of UNTAES until 15 July 1997". United Nations. 15 November 1996. 
  2. Doyle, Michael W.; Sambanis, Nicholas (2006). Making war and building peace: United Nations peace operations. Princeton University Press. p. 224. ISBN 978-0-691-12275-5. 

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