Series S-1863 - Political Affairs - Coordination, partnership - Discussion, negotiation

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Political Affairs - Coordination, partnership - Discussion, negotiation


  • 1995 - 2006 (Creation)

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Chief Administrative Officer
Records of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) consist of meeting minutes, summaries, agenda, correspondence, working papers, and other documents. There is correspondence with the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan about allegations of crimes committed by the United Tajik Opposition (UTO); and letters of complaint from the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan about the imprisonment of soldiers by the UTO. Also included is correspondence between the SRSG and the leader of the UTO, Sayid Abdulloh Nuri, about restrictions to freedom of movement of UNMOT personnel by the UTO military. Other correspondence concerns violations of the General Agreement and statements prepared by the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan and the UTO about presidential elections.

Other records detail the work of the Contact Group of Guarantor States. These include meeting agenda in the English and Russian languages, minutes, and attendance lists. The meetings were attended by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG), ambassadors from neighbouring countries, and members of the Joint Electoral Observation Mission in Tajikistan (JEMOT). The files also contain information about UNMOT observer policy and procedure, about electoral issues, and recommendations for implementing the military protocol stipulated in the General Agreement.

S-1863 also includes: an analysis of amendments to the Tajik constitution by the President of the Committee for National Reconciliation (CNR) and UTO leader Sayid Abdulloh Nuri; proposed timetables for the implementation of the General Agreement; summaries and plenary meetings about the electoral process; and meeting minutes of the CNR’s sub-commissions. There are also files for of the Civil Affairs political and legal sub-commissions. These contain political analyses by the Civil Affairs Officer (CAO).

Electoral Section
Records consist of one folder containing the “Status of Implementation of the General Agreement,” dated 9 April 1999. It documents progress made in relation to the 1997 General Agreement, describes political, military, legal, and humanitarian issues, and includes footnotes explaining the stipulated time-frame for implementation.

Public Information Office (PIO)
The records document the work of the Committee for National Reconciliation (CNR) and originated from the UNMOT Public Information Office. They include: summaries of meetings of CNR political, legal, refugee, and military sub-commissions, proposed amendments to the Constitution of Tajikistan, and an 18 December 1997 letter to the Commander of Russian Border Forces from the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) Gerd D. Merrem, requesting CNR logistical support to aid the repatriation of UTO military personnel. There is also a Plan of Work that lists directives and deadlines; a press statement about disbanding UTO armed formations, dated 4 September 2012; and resolutions by CNR President Sayid Abdulloh Nuri about constitutional, humanitarian, and military issues.

United Nations Mission of Observers in Tajikistan (UNMOT)
The UNMOT records detail efforts to develop a new constitution. They contain a timetable for the implementation of the General Agreement; and an internal 8 March 1998 discussion paper, prepared by UNMOT’s Legal Section, titled “Approach Towards Constitutional Referendum,” dated 29 April 1998.

United Nations Tajikistan Office of Peace Building (UNTOP)
UNTOP records relating to political affairs feature a 2007 memorandum titled “International Conference on the 10th Anniversary of the Peace Agreement in Tajikistan,” with a description of objectives and activities; and memoranda about conflict prevention. Also included are publications titled: “Conflict Prevention in Central Asia: Peace-Building in Tajikistan” (2006); and a Government of the Republic of Tajikistan “Directory for the Majlisi Oli” (the Parliament of the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan).

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  • English, Russian, Tajik

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    2001/0019, 2001/0020, 2001/0021, 2008/0126

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