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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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PakTribune.com
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16:48:45 -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," the statement emphasised. In the larger interest of regional peace, Pakistan ...

Indian Express

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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16:37:30 -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 ...
 
Daily Times
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 17:11:15 -0700

Pakistan has also called upon the international community represented on ground by the United Nations Military Observer Group (UNMOGIP) to take note of such violations by Indian forces. In the larger interest of regional peace, Pakistan would again ...
 
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 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 ...
 
Kashmir Watch
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:03:45 -0700

Therefore, United Nations Military Observer Group India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) in New Delhi was asked to vacate official accommodation, claiming that its role had become irrelevant, and indicating its intention to violate UN Security Council's ...

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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