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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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Sun, 27 Sep 2015 20:22:09 -0700

United Nations: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif raised the Kashmir plebiscite issue with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday and wanted the United Nations Military Observer Group for India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) strengthened, Pakistani ...

The Express Tribune (blog)

The Express Tribune (blog)
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 07:26:15 -0700

For the past couple of weeks, the slight whiff of Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif's possible talking points of his United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) speech cultivated a foreboding rather than being a good premonition. However, surprisingly enough ...

Catch News

Catch News
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 08:52:48 -0700

Here is my suggestion, don't trust United Nations Military Observer Group. There are people of repute in Pakistan and India. -Ordinary people, soldiers are being killed. Is there a way out? Yes, where there is a will there is a way. -PM Modi made a ...

TV Newsroom

TV Newsroom
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 23:11:15 -0700

For this objective, we call for UNMOGIP (United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan) expansion to monitor the observance of ceasefire. He said the dossiers contained evidence of Indian involvement in the acts of terrorism in ...
The Nation
Sun, 11 Oct 2015 18:28:11 -0700

PM's initiative proposes: Expansion of United Nations' Military Observer Group in Indian and Pakistan's mandate to monitor the observance of the ceasefire; Reaffirmation by both India and Pakistan not to resort to the use or the threat of use of force ...

BLR Eagle

BLR Eagle
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 04:25:44 -0700

For this reason, we call for UNMOGIP (United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan) development to screen the actions (ceasefire). 2) We suggest that Pakistan and India reaffirm that they won't fall back on the utilization or the risk ...

Policy Forum (registration)

Policy Forum (registration)
Tue, 22 Sep 2015 01:03:09 -0700

It's one of the reasons the area surrounding the Working Boundary was inspected recently by the United Nations Military Observer Group. Image by Koshy Koshy on Flickr. https://www.flickr.com/photos/kkoshy/15027737723/. Inflammatory statements from both ...

The Nation

The Nation
Tue, 15 Sep 2015 11:33:45 -0700

Besides this, Pakistan should also demand and extensively utilise the border supervisory mechanism under the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) as far as the border violations along the line of Control (LOC) and ...

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