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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."[1] 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[edit]

  • 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[edit]

  • 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[edit]

  • 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
  • Casualties:
  • Time frame: 2006–present, previous missions UNAMET 1999, UNTAET 1999-2002, UNMISET 2002-2005, and UNOTIL 2005-2006

Timor-Leste map

External links[edit]



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7 news items

The News International

The News International
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 19:29:32 -0700

At the beginning of last month, the freshly installed Modi government asked the United Nations Military Observer Group on India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) to vacate a bungalow provided to it in New Delhi to serve as its local office. Delhi also repeated ...

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Times of India
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:59:09 -0700

"We also call upon the international community represented on ground by the United Nations Military Observer Group (UNMOGIP) to take note of such violations by Indian forces," Islamabad said. Jammu and Kashmir has been witnessing increased violence ...
 
Rising Kashmir
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:32:38 -0700

The United Nations Military Observer Group (UNMOGIP) stationed in New Delhi since January 1949 was asked to wrap up its mission as BJP considers the whole Kashmir as an integral part of India. Likewise, BJP made a political pledge in the national ...
 
Business Recorder
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:06:19 -0700

The government of Pakistan has noted with deep concern that India continues to engage in unprovoked violation of the working boundary. On 23rd August, indiscriminate firing on Charwah, Harpal and Chatrar sectors was the 20th violation during the month ...
 
Nagaland Post
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:30:00 -0700

These have also been reported to United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) and protests lodged with the Indian government through diplomatic channels, Foreign Office said. Last Tuesday, the director general of military ...

The Express Tribune (blog)

The Express Tribune (blog)
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 03:28:21 -0700

Remember the favourite guys in newsroom discussions in India bursting their lungs and wiping United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) having “outlived its utility”. The debate went on to declare (from India's perspective ...
 
Pakistan Observer
Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:41:15 -0700

In a recent development Indian government has decided to ask United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) to vacate its office in New Delhi. Pakistan's position on the measures India is undertaking on the Kashmir is very clear ...
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