AGENDA ITEM II.1 (continued)
MILITARY ISSUES (II)
4. Completion of the formation of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA), including demobilization.
I. GENERAL PRINCIPLES
1. The process of completion of the formation of FAA under the verification and monitoring of the United Nations will guarantee the existence of one single, national and nonpartisan armed forces obeying the sovereign organs of the Republic of Angola.
2. The composition of the Angolan Armed Forces will reflect the principle of proportionality between Government and UNITA military forces as provided for in the Bicesse Accords.
3. The military personnel in excess of the number to be agreed between the Angolan Government and UNITA for the composition of FAA will be demobilized and integrated into civilian society, within the framework of a national social reintegration progr
am to be undertaken by the Government of the Republic of Angola with the participation of UNITA and the assistance of the international community.
II. SPECIFIC PRINCIPLES
1. After the process of selection of UNITA military forces, the selected personnel will be incorporated in FAA, under the supervision of the General Staff of FAA in which the Generals of UNITA will have already been present.
2. For administrative and logistic reasons, the excess personnel will be dependent on the above-mentioned General Staff for their professional training, demobilization and reintegration into civilian society.
3. The process of selection for incorporation and military distribution of UNITA military forces in FAA will start after the conclusion of the quartering of all UNITA military forces.
4. During the process of completion of the formation of FAA, at the time of the selection of UNITA military forces, the composition of FAA will be made to reflect the principle of proportionality agreed between the Government of the Republic of Angol
a and UNITA.
5. Within the framework of its new mandate, the United Nations will verify the strict compliance with the accords concerning FAA, without prejudice to the competence of the Government of the Republic of Angola with respect to National Defense policy.
6. The joint commission to be set up within the framework of the new United Nations mandate, with the participation of the Government of Angola, UNITA, the United Nations and the observer countries will also see to it that the General and Specific Pr
inciples for the completion of the formation of FAA as well as for the process of selection and demobilization of excess military personnel of the sides are implemented.
This phase begins with the initialing of the Lusaka Accords between the Government of the Republic of Angola and UNITA, and continues until the quartering of UNITA military forces.
Setting up of a working group to supervise the completion of the formation of FAA and demobilization within the framework of the joint commission to be established under the new United Nations mandate. The above-mentioned working group will comprise repr
esentatives of the United Nations, the Angolan Government and UNITA. The work of this group will be based on information made available to the United Nations by the Government of Angola and UNITA with regard to the personnel, the composition and location
of the respective military forces as well as the deliberations of the meeting between the general staffs of FAA and UNITA. The working group will be responsible for monitoring the following tasks concerning the completion of the formation of FAA and dem
- Selection criteria
- Size of FAA to be agreed between the Government of the Republic of Angola and UNITA
- Adequacy of the composition of FAA, based on the principle of proportionality:
- in the case of the army, the principle of parity shall apply;
- in the case of the Navy and the Air Force, UNITA military
forces shall be incorporated in conformity with the provisions established
by CCFA ("Acordos de Paz") and instructions from the General Staff of FAA.
- Identification of the location and rehabilitation of the already existing military training centers
- Identification of the location and rehabilitation of the already existing vocational training centers for the soldiers to be demobilized
- Identification of the location as well as construction and rehabilitation of quarters for the FAA units
- The resources necessary for military incorporation based on the skills and specializations of FAA personnel
- Logistics and administrative resources for all the tasks
This phase begins with the completion of the quartering of UNITA military forces and ends with the commencement of movement to the centers for the vocational training of the demobilized military personnel.
Return of the UNITA generals who left FAA.
Dissolution of the working group mentioned under Phase I and assumption by the FAA General Staff of its functions with regard to the completion of the formation of the Angolan Armed Forces and demobilization.
Establishment of a working group, under the FAA General Staff, which will operate in the area of planning and will supervise the implementation of the tasks leading to the completion of the formation of the FAA. This working group should have a technical
link with the United Nations.
Selection of UNITA military personnel for FAA as well as those to be demobilized. The FAA General Staff will also take responsibility for logistics and administrative support to all UNITA military personnel, both those selected for FAA and those for demo
bilization. This stage also includes the selection by the Angolan Government of those of its military personnel who will remain in FAA and those who will be demobilized.
Phased incorporation in FAA of UNITA military personnel selected for FAA and their movement to the military specialist training centers or to the operational units.
Initial movement of FAA and UNITA military personnel to be demobilized to the vocational training centers.
This phase begins with the selection and incorporation of UNITA military personnel in FAA and the selection of the military personnel of the Government to be retained in FAA and ends with the completion of the formation of FAA, the total demobilization an
d final verification by the United Nations that the provisions of the Lusaka Protocol have been fulfilled as regards the completion of the formation of FAA and the demobilization of excess personnel.