United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF)

Force des Nations Unies chargée d'observer le dégagement (FNUOD)
Fuerza de las Naciones Unidas para la Observación de la Separación (FNUOS)

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History

31 May 1974, New York NY (USA), as part of United Nations Peace-keeping Operations (DOMP), by resolution 350 (1974) of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), within United Nations System, in the framework of the United Nations (UN). Mandate renewed every 6 months.

Aims

Supervise the cease-fire between Israel and Syria, the disengagement of Israeli and Syrian forces and supervise the areas of separation and limitation to ensure that there are no military forces within it.

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Activities

Supervision is carried out through static positions and observation posts, which are manned 24 hours a day, and by foot and mobile patrols operating along predetermined routes day and night. Temporary outposts and additional patrols are set up to perform specific tasks. Fortnightly inspections of armament and force levels in the area of limitation are carried out with the assistance of liaison officers from the parties, who accompany the inspection teams. In addition to its normal peace-keeping functions, UNDOF carries out humanitarian activities, including transfer of released prisoners and bodies of war dead and assisting the ICRC with facilities for transfer of prisoners and bodies, exchange of parcels and passage of persons and personal effects. It also supplies medical treatment to the local population within the means available.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 inter-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 7 countries
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Subjects *

  • Defence
    • Military Forces
    • Cease-Fire, Surrender
  • International Relations
    • United Nations
    • Disarmament

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

E1538

Last News Received

2010
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