Text of Resolution 1994 (2011) on UNDOF as adopted by the Security Council

Jun 30, 2011

The Security Council,

           Noting with concern that the situation in the Middle East is tense and is likely to remain so, unless and until a comprehensive settlement covering all aspects of the Middle East problem can be reached;

           Having considered the report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force of 6 June 2011 (S/2011/359), and also reaffirming its resolution 1308 (2000) of 17 July 2000;

           Expressing grave concern at the serious events that occurred in UNDOF’s area of operations on 15 May and 5 June that put the long-held ceasefire in jeopardy;

1.        Calls upon the parties concerned to implement immediately its resolution 338 (1973) of 22 October 1973;

2.        Calls on all parties to cooperate fully with the operations of UNDOF and to ensure the security of as well as unhindered and immediate access for the United Nations personnel carrying out their mandate, in conformity with existing agreements;

3.        Recalls the obligation on both parties to fully respect the terms of the 1974 Disengagement of Forces Agreement, and calls on the parties to exercise maximum restraint and prevent any breaches of the ceasefire and the area of separation;

4.        Welcomes the efforts being undertaken by the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force to implement the Secretary-General’s zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse and to ensure full compliance of its personnel with the United Nations code of conduct, requests the Secretary-General to continue to take all necessary action in this regard and to keep the Security Council informed, and urges troop-contributing countries to take preventive and disciplinary action to ensure that such acts are properly investigated and punished in cases involving their personnel;

5.        Decides to renew the mandate of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force for a period of six months, that is, until 31 December 2011;

6.        Requests the Secretary-General to submit, at the end of this period, a report on developments in the situation and the measures taken to implement resolution 338 (1973), including an assessment, with recommendations if any, of the operational capacity of UNDOF to ensure the Force is most appropriately configured to fulfil its mandated tasks.

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