United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC)

Autorité provisoire des Nations Unies au Cambodge (APRONUC)

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28 Feb 1992, by resolution of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) of United Nations (UN), absorbing United Nations Advance Mission in Cambodia (UNAMIC) which had been set up on signature of Agreement on a Comprehensive Political Settlement of the Cambodia Conflict (Paris Agreement). Part of United Nations Peace-keeping Operations (DOMP). YE1131. Officially ceased to exist, Sep 1993; all UNTAC members had left Cambodia by 15 Nov 1993. Bureau intégré des Nations Unies pour le Cambodge (BINUC) was set up following withdrawal.


Oversee transition to new administration in Cambodia after multi-party elections.

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Components (8): 'Human Rights' Fosters an environment in which respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms is ensured; encourages the Supreme National Council of Cambodia (SNC) to adhere to relevant international human rights instruments and has undertaken a review of existing judicial and penal systems; conducting an extensive human rights and education campaign (with Information/Education Division). 'Electoral' Design and implementation of a system for every phase of the electoral process; civic education and training; registration of voters and political parties; the polling process. 'Military' Verification of withdrawal from Cambodia and non-return of foreign forces, arms and equipment; supervision of ceasefire and related measures; weapons control; assistance in mine-clearance and mine-clearance training. 'Civil Administration' Direct control over existing administrative structures in foreign affairs, national defence, public security and information so as to ensure a neutral political environment for free and fair elections. 'Civilian Police' Monitors local civil police to ensure effective and impartial maintenance of law and order and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms. 'Repatriation' With UNHCR, overseeing repatriation and resettlement of an estimated 360,000 refugees and displaced persons. 'Rehabilitation' Focus is on food security, health, housing, training, education, transport network and restoration of basic infrastructure including public utilities. 'Information/Education' informing Cambodians of the Paris (France) Agreement and UNTAC's role, objectives and activities.


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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 45 countries
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Subjects *

  • Government
    • Authorities
  • International Relations
    • United Nations
  • Innovative change
    • Change

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



Last News Received

31. Aug 1993
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