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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.
  • Ground, sea and aerial patrolling of both sides of the conflict, including the areas along the confrontation lines.
  • Patrol demilitarized zone.
  • 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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The Diplomat

The Diplomat
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 23:33:45 -0700

Since it was created in 1949, the United Nations Military Observer Group in Indian and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) has been supervising the ceasefire in the disputed Jammu and Kashmir region. Pakistani army officials say they have informed the UNMOGIP about ...

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Press TV
Fri, 17 Jul 2015 10:22:21 -0700

The Pakistan army said in a statement that it had informed the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) about India's ceasefire violations and asked the monitoring group to investigate the incidents. The Pakistani army ...


Wed, 22 Jul 2015 18:22:25 -0700

Indian High Commissioner T.C.A. Raghavan was summoned to the Foreign Office over the incident and the Pakistan Army lodged a complaint with the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan. The Indian Border Security Force wished to ...

Daily Times

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 23:56:15 -0700

The Pakistan Army in a statement said that it had informed the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) about ceasefire violations and asked them to investigate. It said it had “highlighted the Indians' use of heavy ...
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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 00:41:15 -0700

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:50:49 -0700

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:00:10 -0700

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Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:00:05 -0700

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