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UN Security Council
Resolution 1089
High tajik mountains
Tajik mountains
Date 13 December 1996
Meeting no. 3,724
Code S/RES/1089 (Document)
Subject The situation in Tajikistan and along the Tajik-Afghan border
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 1089, adopted unanimously on 13 December 1996, after recalling all resolutions on the situation in Tajikistan and the Tajik-Afghan border, the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission of Observers in Tajikistan (UNMOT) until 15 March 1997 and addressed efforts to end the conflict in the country.[1]

There was concern about the deteriorating situation in Tajikistan, and the Security Council emphasised the need for the parties concerned to uphold their agreements. The situation would only be resolved through political means between the Government of Tajikistan and the United Tajik Opposition and it was their primary responsibility to do so. The resolution also stressed the unacceptability of hostile acts on the border with Afghanistan and was satisfied at co-operation between UNMOT, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) peacekeeping force, Russian border forces and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

The Council condemned violations of the ceasefire, particularly the opposition offensive in the Gharm region.[2] All parties were urged to comply with the Tehran Agreement and other agreements they had entered into and that the ceasefire would last during the inter-Tajik discussions. It also condemned terrorist attacks and other violence which resulted in the deaths of civilians, members of the CIS peacekeepers and Russian border guards. Death threats against UNMOT and its mistreatment were also severely condemned.

The mandate of the UNMOT monitoring mission was extended until 15 March 1997 on the condition that the parties to the Tehran Agreement demonstrated their commitment to national reconciliation. By 15 January 1997, the Secretary-General was requested to report to the Council on the outcome of the talks. There was also concern over the worsening humanitarian situation in Tajikistan, and for the urgent need of the international community to respond, including voluntary contributions to Resolution 968 (1994).

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