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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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Daily News & Analysis

Daily News & Analysis
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:50:49 -0700

A team of UN military observers has visited the villages along the International Border with India to get first-hand information on the situation, Pakistani officials said on Wednesday. The UN Military Observers Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP ...

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Outlook
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 03:30:31 -0700

According to the Press Counsellor in the Pakistan High Commission here, Pakistan has recorded protest at United Nations Military Observer Group In India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) office in Islamabad on the LoC situation. India has always maintained that ...

The Express Tribune

The New Indian Express
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:22:30 -0700

Accusing India of “deliberate and unprovoked violations of the ceasefire agreement and cross-border firing”, Pakistan promptly shot off a letter to the UN secretary-general asking for an intervention by the United Nations Military Observer Group in ...
 
Asian Human Rights Commission News
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:18:45 -0700

All those named and charged in the FIR have been accused of raising their voices against the state during a demonstration held on the 14th of October 2014 in front of the office of United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP ...
 
PakTribune.com
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:56:15 -0700

Moreover, Islamabad presently awaits a related assessment report being prepared by the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) following a recent visit of its observers to the areas of LoC and Working Boundary affected by ...

New York Times

New York Times
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 17:37:10 -0700

At her weekly news briefing in Islamabad, Tasnim Aslam, the spokeswoman for Pakistan's Foreign Office, said that Pakistan had taken representatives from the United Nations Military Observer Group in Pakistan and India to its side of the Line of Control ...
 
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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:07:30 -0700

About the Indian reluctance to allow United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP), she said that it is the responsibility of the United Nations to ensure that its peacekeepers and observers are effective. "Naturally, it is one ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:00:35 -0700

Appreciating the work of the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP), Aziz noted that its role should be further strengthened to facilitate more effective monitoring and reporting of ceasefire violations. The UN's ...
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