United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR)

Force de protection des Nations Unies (FORPRONU)
Fuerza de Protección de Naciones Unidas

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1992-02-21 New York NY USA


21 Feb 1992, New York NY (USA), by resolution 743 (1992) of E-XE3376 - United Nations Security Council (UNSC), for an initial period of 12 months. One of the United Nations Peace-keeping Operations within A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN). Mandate terminated 31 Mar 1995, following adoption of the Security Council's resolution 871 (1993), when the military structure was reorganized as 3 subordinate commands, distinct but interdependent forces: U-XF3706 - United Nations Confidence Restoration Operation in Croatia (UNCRO) (Mar 1995 - Jan 1996), subsequently U-XF3995 - United Nations Transitional Administration for Eastern Slavonia, Baranja and Western Sirmium (UNTAES) (Jan 1996 - to present); U-XF3707 - United Nations Preventive Deployment Force for Macedonia (UNPREDEP) (Mar 1995 - to present); U-XE2096 - United Nations Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNMIBH) (Dec 1995 - Dec 2002). From 31 Mar 1995 - 31 Jan 96, a joint headquarters for UNCRO and UNPREDEP, U-XJ7751 - United Nations Peace Forces (UNPF), was established in Zagreb.


Stop the fighting in the former Yugoslavia and act as an interim arrangement to create conditions of peace and security required for the negotiations of an overall settlement of the Yugoslav crisis.


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As of 30 Nov 1994, 38,810 military personnel were deployed, including 680 military observers, plus 727 civilian police, 1,870 civilian staff (of whom 1,353 contractual personnel) and 2,188 civilian staff. The military component in Croatia includes 12 infantry battalions, in Bosnia-Herzegovina, 3 infantry battalions and in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, one battalion. The non-military arm is referred to as 'Civil Affairs'.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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