Document symbol: S/RES/1056(1996)
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Security Council resolution 1056 (1996) on extension of the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara and conditions for the referendum in Western Sahara
Agrees with the recommendation of the Secretary-General that the identification process be suspended until such time as both parties provide concrete and convincing evidence that they are committed to resuming and completing it without further obstacles; supports the proposal of the Secretary-General to reduce the strength of the military component of MINURSO by 20 per cent, on the understanding that this will not impair its operational effectiveness in monitoring the ceasefire; urges the 2 parties to demonstrate the political will, cooperation and flexibility necessary to permit the resumption and early completion of the identification process and the implementation of the Settlement Plan; decides to extend the mandate of MINURSO until 30 Nov. 1996; reminds the parties that if significant progress is not achieved during this period, the Council will have to consider other measures, including possible further reductions in the strength of MINURSO.Adopted unanimously.
UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara - PLEBISCITES - ELECTION VERIFICATION - PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS - VOTER REGISTRATION - TRUCE SUPERVISION - FIELD OFFICES - CEASEFIRES - POLITICAL PRISONERS - PRISONERS OF WAR - CONFIDENCE-BUILDING MEASURES - POLITICAL PARTIES - WESTERN SAHARA QUESTION - SELF-DETERMINATION OF PEOPLES - MILITARY PERSONNEL - CIVILIAN PERSONS - POLICE - MEDIATION
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