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UN Security Council
Resolution 1256
Location Bosnia-Herzegovina Europe.png
Location of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Europe
Date 3 August 1999
Meeting no. 4,030
Code S/RES/1256 (Document)
Subject The situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Voting summary
15 voted for
None voted against
None abstained
Result Adopted
Security Council composition
Permanent members
  •  China
  •  France
  •  Russia
  •  United Kingdom
  •  United States
Non-permanent members
  •  Argentina
  •  Bahrain
  •  Brazil
  •  Canada
  •  Gabon
  •  Gambia
  •  Malaysia
  •  Namibia
  •  Netherlands
  •  Slovenia

United Nations Security Council resolution 1256, adopted unanimously on 3 August 1999, after recalling 1031 (1995), 1088 (1996) and 1112 (1997), the Council approved the appointment of Wolfgang Petritsch as High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina.[1]

Recalling the Dayton Agreement, the Council expressed appreciation for the work of Carlos Westendorp as High Representative and agreed for Wolfgang Petritsch to succeed him. It reaffirmed the role of the High Representative in monitoring the implementation of the Dayton Agreement and co-ordinating the activities of civilian organisations and agencies that were working to implement the Agreement. Finally, it also reaffirmed the role of the High Representative as the final authority regarding the interpretation of Annex 10 on the civilian implementation of the Peace Agreement.

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