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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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171 news items

The News International

The News International
Sat, 22 Aug 2015 18:41:15 -0700

In 1949, the UN secretary-general appointed a military adviser to command the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP). On January 24, 1949 the first contingent of United Nations military observers arrived in the 'mission ...

DunyaNews Pakistan

DunyaNews Pakistan
Sat, 15 Aug 2015 01:26:15 -0700

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) on Indian independence day has demonstrated protest outside United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) and filed a memorandum regarding council's ...

Geo News, Pakistan

Geo News, Pakistan
Thu, 06 Aug 2015 06:30:00 -0700

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army on Thursday launched a protest with the United Nations Military Observer Group in Pakistan (UNMOGIP) against India's unprovoked and continuous border violations, according to the ISPR. The ISPR said that the Pakistan Army ...

Pakistan Today

Pakistan Today
Tue, 18 Aug 2015 13:46:51 -0700

Pakistan Army had also lodged a strong protest with the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) over unprovoked firing by Indian troops. Ceasefire violations along the LoC and working boundary between Pakistan and India ...

The Nation

The Nation
Wed, 19 Aug 2015 18:52:30 -0700

Earlier in August, Pakistan Army lodged a strong protest with the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) over unprovoked firing by Indian troops along the working boundary at Sialkot's Pukhlian sector. The army had ...

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 ...
 
The Hindu
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 ...

Times of India

Times of India
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 03:41:23 -0700

According to the press counsellor in the Pakistan high commission, 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 ...
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