November 23, 2017

S/Res/698(1991)

United Nations

S/Res/698(1991)

Security Council Distr.: General

14 June 1991

 


RESOLUTION 698 (1991)

Adopted by the Security Council at its 2993rd meeting,
on 14 June 1991

The Security Council,

Recalling its resolution 186(1964) of 4 March 1964 establishing the United Nations Peace-Keeping Force in Cyprus for an initial period of three months,

Also recalling its subsequent resolutions extending the mandate of UNFICYP, most recently its resolution 697(1991) of 14 June 1991,

Also recalling the report of the United Nations Secretariat Review Team of 7 December 1990 and the recommendations contained therein (S/21982),

Further recalling its resolutions 682(1990) of 21 December 1990, by which it decided to examine the problem of the costs and financing of UNFICYP in all its aspects, with a view to putting into effect an alternative method of financing simultaneously with the renewal of the mandate on or before 15 June 1991,

Taking note with appreciation of the recent consultations among Council members on the problem of the costs and financing of UNFICYP in all its aspects resulting in the report of the Group of Friends of the President of the Security Council of 31 May 1991,

Also taking note with concern of the latest report of the Secretary-General (S/22665 and Add. 1 and 2) which once again draws attention to the chronic financing problem of UNFICYP,

Reaffirming again the statement of the President of the Security Council of 30 May 1990, (S/21323) in which the members emphasised that United Nations peace-keeping operations must be launched and maintained on a sound and secure financial basis,

Stressing the importance of an early agreement on a resolution of the Cyprus problem,

1. Concludes that a method of financing of UNFICYP is needed which will put the Force on a sound and secure financial basis;

2. Further concludes that the question of the costs of UNFICYP needs to be studied further, with the aim of both reducing and clearly defining the costs for which United Nations should be responsible;

3. Requests the Secretary-General to hold consultations with members of the Council, troop contributing countries and others concerned, on the question of costs, taking into account both the report of the United Nations Secretariat Review Team of 7 December 1990 and the report of the Group of Friends of the President of the Security Council of 31 May 1991, and to report to the Council by 1 October 1991 and undertakes to decide, in the light of this report and by the time of the next extension of UNFICYP’s mandate on or before 15 December 1991, on measures to be taken to put the Force onto a sound and secure financial basis.