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UN Security Council
Resolution 696
Date 30 May 1991
Meeting no. 2,991
Code S/RES/696 (Document)
Subject Angola
Voting summary
15 voted for
None voted against
None abstained
Result Adopted
Security Council composition
Permanent members
  •  China
  •  France
  •  United Kingdom
  •  United States
  •  Soviet Union
Non-permanent members
  •  Austria
  •  Belgium
  •  Cote d'Ivoire
  •  Cuba
  •  Ecuador
  •  India
  •  Romania
  •  Yemen
  •  Zaire
  •  Zimbabwe

United Nations Security Council resolution 696, adopted unanimously on 30 May 1991, after noting the recent desire to sign the Bicesse Accords between the MPLA and UNITA in Angola, the recent withdrawal of all Cuban troops and considering a report by the Secretary-General, the Council approved Javier Pérez de Cuéllar's recommendations and established the United Nations Angola Verification Mission II (UNAVEM II), noting that the mandate of the United Nations Angola Verification Mission I (1989–1991) was coming to an end.

The Council decided to establish UNAVEM II for an initial period of seventeen months to accomplish the objectives of the Secretary-General, which was to observe and verify the disarmament process and support the creation of a new single national army, observe demining, provide humanitarian aid and extend the government's authority over the whole country, affected by civil war.[1]

Resolution 696 also requested the Secretary-General keep the Council up-to-date on developments and to report the signing of the Bicesse Accords.

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