Significant action on controversial issues is ensured through collective agreements, not through the illusion of collective agreement provided by a vague resolution. Subsequent action is jeopardized if different interpretations are placed on the text by its framers. Remedial action cannot emerge when those endorsing the agreement do not share the same understanding of the text and fail to coordinate their policies on the basis of it.
2. The Sarajevo massacre in 1994 revealed how empty and meaningless the declarations and negotiations by western Europe, the USA and Russia and other governments have become.