A United Nations Military Observer (UNMO) is an observer for the UN. They have been described as, "the eyes and ears of the security council." Several Observer missions have been executed. An example of a currently running observer mission is the UNMOGIP at the border between India and Pakistan, which being "Set up in 1949, ...was deployed in January of that year to supervise the ceasefire agreed between India and Pakistan in the State of Jammu and Kashmir [and since] renewed hostilities in 1971, ...monitors the ceasefire called for by the United Nations Security Council." .
Duties of UNMO's
- Monitor the various agreements on cease-fires, withdrawals and demilitarization.
- Patrol both sides of the conflict, including the areas along the confrontation lines.
- Help resolve local difficulties (social, economic, etc.) by liaison with all sides of the conflict.
- Investigate allegations of aggression or cease-fire violations.Archived October 26, 2009 at the Wayback Machine
First mission in Kashmir
- Location and Headquarters: ceasefire line in Jammu and Kashmir states with major posts in Rawalpindi, Pakistan / Srinagar, India
- Primary observing officer: Croatian Major-General Dragutin Repinc appointed by Kofi Annan
- Participating observers: 113 military and civilian personnel, from 8 countries
- Casualties: 11
- Time frame: 1949–present
Deployment map Observing line UNMOGIP officers
Similar mission in Timor-Leste
- Location and Headquarters: Republica Democratica Timor-Leste with major post in Dili, formerly East Timor
- Primary observing officer: Atul Khare appointed by Kofi Annan
- Participating observers: 34 with 1,600 supporting UN Police
- Time frame: 2006–present, previous missions UNAMET 1999, UNTAET 1999-2002, UNMISET 2002-2005, and UNOTIL 2005-2006
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:00:10 -0700
India will deliver its toughest message on the U.N. mission on the LoC yet, telling visiting chief of the U.N. Peacekeeping forces, U.N. Undersecretary General Herve Ladsous, that the United Nations Military Observer Group on India and Pakistan ...
The Express Tribune
The American Bazaar
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:00:05 -0700
NEW DELHI: The Indian government has formally requested the United Nations' Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) to vacate a government-provided bungalow that it currently occupies in New Delhi. The news is the first sign of India's ...
Daily News & Analysis
Sat, 12 Jul 2014 09:52:30 -0700
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The Congress Sunday said the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) has become redundant and has no purpose to serve any further in observing ceasefire violations on Line of Control in Jammu ...
The Express Tribune
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:03:45 -0700
The recent decision of the government to instruct United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) to vacate its office in New Delhi has evoked a mixed response on the expected lines. While rest of the nation has applauded the ...
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:30:00 -0700
However, soon after, India went into a denial mode; its latest act to erode the UN mandate on Kashmir came to fore when in May 2014, the outgoing government of India served a notice upon the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan ...
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 04:37:30 -0700
UN chief Ban Ki-moon announced the appointment of Major General Delali Johnson Sakyi of Ghana as Chief Military Observer and Head of Mission for the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP). Sakyi, 59, succeeds Major ...
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:03:55 -0700
Monday, July 28, 2014 - The United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) was established in 1951, through UNSC Resolution 91. It was in succession of UN Resolutions 39 (1948) and 47 (1948), providing for establishment and ...
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:52:30 -0700
The recent decision of the Indian government to ask the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) to vacate its office in New Delhi has evoked severe criticism. “Closing down the UN observers' office in New Delhi is a ...
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