UN Mission Brief Review

UNMOP – Prevlaka

Facts and Evaluation

  • United Nations Mission of Observers in Prevlaka came about on February 1, 1996 under UNSC resolution 11038 (1996).
    • Duration: February 1996 to December 2002
  • Observers had been deployed in the disputed region since October 1992.
    • Prior to 1996, the mission was under United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR) and United Nations Confidence Restoration Operation (UNCRO)
  • The trigger event could easily be considered the breakup of Yugoslavia and the resulting war.
    • During the Yugoslav Wars that followed, Croatian and Yugoslav forces either occupied or re-occupied the peninsula.  
  • There were 28 military observers; supported by 3 international civilian personnel and 6 local civilian staff.
    • Argentina, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, Ghana, Indonesia, Ireland, Jordan, Kenya, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Russian Federation, Switzerland and Ukraine all contributed military personnel.
  • This was considered an independent mission but UNMOP drew its administrative and budgetary support from United Nations Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNMIBH)
    • According to the United Nations the financial figures for this mission have not been made available.
      • http://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/missions/past/unmibh/facts.html
  • Fortunately, this mission did not incur any casualties
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