UN Transitional Authority: Erdut Agreement

ERDUT AGREEMENT, ARTICLES 1&2:

1. There will be a transitional period of 12 months which may be extended at most to another period of the same duration if so requested by one of the parties.

2. The United Nations Security Council is requested to establish a Transitional Administration, which shall govern the region during the transitional period in the interest of all persons resident in or returning to the region.

Implementation History

1995

No Implementation

A transitional administration is not established in 1995.

1996

Full Implementation

In Resolution 1037 (1996), the Security Council established UNTAES for an initial period of 12 months, with the possibility for an extension of another term of 12 months. In July of 1996, public statements by Croat politicians and officials indicated that the GoC would not agree to an extension of UNTAES beyond its initial mandate of 15 January 1997. The Serb communities have indicated that they are in favor of UNTAES being extended for another 12 months.1 On 12 August 1996, President Tudjman tells the Transitional Administrator that the GoC will agree to only a three-month extension of the mandate.2

  • 1. "Report of the Secretary-General on UNTAES," United Nations (S/1996/622).
  • 2. "Report of the Secretary-General on UNTAES," United Nations (S/1996/705).
1997

Full Implementation

As of 23 June 1997, UNTAES is comprised of 142 people working in headquarters, 3,700 people listed in operations, 738 in support units, 100 military observers, and 432 civilian police.3

  • 3. "Report of the Secretary-General on UNTAES," United Nations (S/1997/487), June 23, 1997.
1998

Full Implementation

UNTAES formally ends its mandate in Croatia on 15 January 1998.4

  • 4. "UNTAES: Brief Chronology."
1999

Full Implementation

A transitional administration completed its mandate in 1998.

2000

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2001

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2002

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2003

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2004

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2005

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.