United Nations Security Council Resolution 849

United Nations Security Council resolution 849, adopted unanimously on 9 July 1993, after noting with concern the recent fighting around Sukhumi in the disputed region of Abkhazia, the Council requested the Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali to send his Special Envoy to the region in order to reach agreement for a ceasefire between Abkhazia and Georgia, and once implemented, authorised a dispatch of 50 military observers. It was the first Security Council resolution on the conflict.[1]

UN Security Council
Resolution 849
Georgia, Ossetia, Russia and Abkhazia (en).svg
Abkhazia and Georgia
Date9 July 1993
Meeting no.3,252
CodeS/RES/849 (Document)
SubjectAbkhazia, Georgia
Voting summary
  • 15 voted for
  • None voted against
  • None abstained
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

The Secretary-General was also requested to make recommendations on the mandate of the military observers, while his efforts to launch a peace process involving Abkhazia, Georgia along with Russia as a facilitator and continuing co-operation with the Chairman-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe were supported.[2] Finally, the Government of Georgia was requested to enter into discussions with the United Nations on a Status of Forces Agreement to facilitate early deployment of observers.

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  1. ^ Jonson, Lena; Archer, Clive (1996). Peacekeeping and the role of Russia in Eurasia. Westview Press. p. 202. ISBN 978-0-8133-8958-5.
  2. ^ Gray, Christine D. (2004). International law and the use of force (2nd ed.). Oxford University Press. p. 311. ISBN 978-0-19-927130-6.

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