UN General Assembly draft resoluction condemning the coup d’état in the Republic of Honduras.

United Nations
General Assembly

Distr.: Limited
29 June 2009
Original: Spanish
Sixty-third session
Agenda item 20

The situation in Central America: progress in fashioning a region of peace, freedom, democracy and development Antigua and Barbuda, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of): draft resolution

Situation in Honduras: democracy breakdown

The General Assembly,

Deeply concerned by the coup d’état that took place in the Republic of Honduras on 28 June 2009,

Deeply concerned also by the acts of violence against diplomatic personnel and accredited officials in the Republic of Honduras in violation of the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations,

Recalling the principles and purposes of the Charter of the United Nations, international law, and conventions on international peace and security,

Gravely concerned by the breakdown in the constitutional and democratic order that has led to the endangerment of security, democracy and the rule of law, and that has jeopardized the security of Honduran and foreign citizens,

1. Condemns the coup d’état in the Republic of Honduras that has interrupted the democratic and constitutional order and the legitimate exercise of power in Honduras, and resulted in the removal of the democratically elected President of that country, Mr. José Manuel Zelaya Rosales;

2. Demands the immediate and unconditional restoration of the legitimate and Constitutional Government of the President of the Republic, Mr. José Manuel Zelaya Rosales, and of the legally established authority in Honduras;

3. Decides to recognize no Government other than that of the Constitutional President, Mr. José Manuel Zelaya Rosales;

4. Requests the Secretary-General to inform the General Assembly in a timely manner with regard to the evolving situation in that country.

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