United Nations Security Council Resolution 804

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UN Security Council
Resolution 804
Angolan capital Luanda
Date 29 January 1993
Meeting no. 3,168
Code S/RES/804 (Document)
Subject Angola
Voting summary
15 voted for
None voted against
None abstained
Result Adopted
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

United Nations Security Council resolution 804, adopted unanimously on 29 January 1993, after reaffirming resolutions 696 (1991), 747 (1992), 785 (1992) and 793 (1992), and expressing its concern at lack of implementation of the "Acordos de Paz para Angola" in Angola, the Council approved a recommendation by the Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali to extend the mandate of the United Nations Angola Verification Mission II (UNAVEM II) for a further three months until 30 April 1993.

The resolution condemned the violation of the "Acordos de Paz para Angola" peace agreement, including the resumption of hostilities during the 55 Day War, the initial rejection by UNITA of the election results, its withdrawal from the new Angolan armed forces and its seizure by force of provincial capitals and municipalities. It demanded that all parties cease fire, return to negotiations and agree to the full implementation of the peace agreement. The Council also supported the efforts of the Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali and the Special Representative for their continuing efforts in this respect. It was the first time that resolutions on Angola had criticised UNITA.[1]

The resolution went on to consider the effect of Member States on the peace process. It urged them to provide economic and technical assistance to the Government of Angola and to support the implementation of the peace accords, and to prevent any direct or indirect interference from military or paramilitary forces. The Security Council also condemned the violations of international humanitarian law, seizure of foreign hostages and attacks on UNAVEM II, demanding that the Angolan government ensure its safety.

Resolution 804 concluded by deploying UNAVEM II primarily in the capital Luanda, partly due to demands by African nations for a greater United Nations presence,[2] requesting the Secretary-General to review developments and report back to the Council before 30 April 1993.

See also


  1. Arms Project (Human Rights Watch) (1994). Angola: arms trade and violations of the laws of war since the 1992 elections : sumário em Portugués. Human Rights Watch. p. 124. ISBN 978-1-56432-145-9. 
  2. Aksu, Eşref (2003). The United Nations, intra-state peacekeeping and normative change. Manchester University Press. p. 169. ISBN 978-0-7190-6748-8. 

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