United Nations Security Council Resolution 924

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UN Security Council
Resolution 924
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Yemen
Date1 June 1994
Meeting no.3,386
CodeS/RES/924 (Document)
SubjectThe situation in Yemen
Voting summary
15 voted for
None voted against
None abstained
ResultAdopted
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

United Nations Security Council resolution 924, adopted unanimously on 1 June 1994, after considering the civil war in Yemen between the Yemeni government and Yemeni Socialist Party, the Council called for the immediate cessation of hostilities and for a fact-finding mission to be sent to the country.

Politics of Yemen

Politics of Yemen is in an uncertain state due to a 2014–15 coup d'état. An armed group known as the Houthis or Ansar Allah seized control of the Northern Yemeni government and announced it would dissolve parliament, as well as install a "presidential council", "transitional national council", and "supreme revolutionary council" to govern the country for an interim period. However, the deposed president, Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, has declared he is still in office and is working to establish a rival government in Aden.

Yemeni Socialist Party political party

The Yemeni Socialist Party is a political party in Yemen. A successor of Yemen's National Liberation Front, it was the ruling party in South Yemen until Yemeni unification in 1990. Originally Marxist–Leninist, the party has gradually evolved into a democratic socialist opposition party in today's unified Yemen.

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The Council expressed concern at the death of innocent civilians, while appreciating the efforts of the Arab League, Gulf Cooperation Council, the Organisation of the Islamic Conference and various countries to contribute towards a peaceful solution of the conflict.

Arab League organisation of Arab states

The Arab League, formally the League of Arab States, is a regional organization of Arab states in and around North Africa, the Horn of Africa and Arabia. It was formed in Cairo on 22 March 1945 with six members: Egypt, Iraq, Transjordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Syria. Yemen joined as a member on 5 May 1945. Currently, the League has 22 members, but Syria's participation has been suspended since November 2011, as a consequence of government repression during the Syrian Civil War.

After considering that the situation could pose a threat to peace and security in the region, the Council urged for an end to the provision of weapons and other materiel which could contribute towards the conflict, reminding all parties concerned that differences could not be settled through the use of force and urging them to return to negotiations.

A weapon, arm or armament is any implement or device that can be used with intent to inflict damage or harm. Weapons are used to increase the efficacy and efficiency of activities such as hunting, crime, law enforcement, self-defense, and warfare. In broader context, weapons may be construed to include anything used to gain a tactical, strategic, material or mental advantage over an adversary or enemy target.

The Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali was requested to send a fact-finding mission to Yemen to assess prospects for dialogue between the parties and to report on the results of the mission within a week of its completion. Despite the passage of Resolution 924, it had little effect, as a ceasefire was declared but lasted only six hours. [1] The conflict was further addressed in Resolution 931.

Boutros Boutros-Ghali 6th Secretary-General of the United Nations

Boutros Boutros-Ghali was an Egyptian politician and diplomat who was the sixth Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) from January 1992 to December 1996. An academic and former Vice Foreign Minister of Egypt, Boutros-Ghali oversaw the UN over a period coinciding with several world crises, including the breakup of Yugoslavia and the Rwandan genocide. He was then the first Secretary-General of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie from 16 November 1997 to 31 December 2002.

United Nations Security Council Resolution 931 United Nations Security Council resolution

United Nations Security Council resolution 931, adopted unanimously on 29 June 1994, after recalling Resolution 924 (1994) on the civil war in Yemen, the Council considered the findings of the fact-finding mission deployed to the country and demanded a ceasefire.

See also

Democratic Republic of Yemen

The Democratic Republic of Yemen was declared in May 1994.

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References

  1. Arab studies journal, Volume 3, Issue 1. Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University. 1995. p. 36.