TitleResolution 1080 (1996) / adopted by the Security Council at its 3713th meeting, on 15 November 1996.
Security Council resolution 1080 (1996) [on establishment of a multinational humanitarian intervention force for the Great Lakes region]
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Welcomes the offers made by Member States concerning the establishment of a temporary multinational force to facilitate the immediate return of humanitarian organizations and the effective delivery by civilian relief organizations of humanitarian aid to alleviate the immediate suffering of displaced persons, refugees and civilians at risk in eastern Zaire, and to facilitate the voluntary, orderly repatriation of refugees and displaced persons; welcomes further the offer by Member States to take the lead in organizing and commanding this temporary multinational force; authorizes the Member States to conduct the operation referred to above to achieve, by using all necessary means, the humanitarian objectives; decides that the operation shall terminate on 31 Mar. 1997; decides that the cost of implementing this temporary operation will be borne by the participating Member States and other voluntary contributions; requests participating States in the multinational force to provide reports at least twice monthly; expresses its intention to authorize the establishment of a follow-on operation which would succeed the multinational force, and requests the Secretary-General to submit for its consideration a report, no later than 1 Jan. 1997, containing his recommendations regarding the possible concept, mandate, structure, size and duration of such an operation, as well as its estimated costs.