Document symbol: S/PRST/1996/37
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Statement on the item entitled "Demining in the context of United Nations peace-keeping"
Statement made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 3693rd meeting, 30 Aug. 1996, in connection with prior consultations held among Council members on the item entitled "Demining in the context of United Nations peacekeeping"; states that the widespread indiscriminate use of anti-personnel mines in areas of UN peacekeeping operations poses serious impediments to such operations and to the safety of UN and other international personnel, that the primary responsibility for demining lies with the parties responsible for the laying of mines and that parties to a conflict must desist from further mine laying once a peacekeeping operation is established. Welcomes the establishment by the Secretary-General of a UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Demining and appeals to all States to contribute to this Fund / President, Security Council.
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