United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda (UNAMIR)

Mission des Nations unies pour l'assistance au Rwanda (MINUAR)

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5 Oct 1993, by resolution of E-XE3376 - United Nations Security Council (UNSC), as part of United Nations Peace-keeping Operations, within the framework of A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN). Set up following signing of a comprehensive peace agreement, 4 Aug 1993, Arusha (Tanzania UR). Initial mandate: 6 months. Also referred to in French as Mission d'assistance des Nations unies au Rwanda. Mandate adjusted, Apr 1994, following outbreak of violence, when military personnel reduced. On further deterioration of the situation, mandate expanded and authorized force level increased to 5,500 troops. Temporary multinational operation to contribute to protection of citizens at risk in Rwanda set up, 22 Jun 1994, for 2 months, to function during preparation of an expanded UNAMIR in cooperation with the French military effort. UNAMIR's mandate came to an end on 8 Mar 1996.


Supervise peacekeeping operations made possible by the 'Arusha Agreements'.


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Authorized strength as of 30 Nov 1994: 5,400 military personnel; 50 military police; 90 civilian police personnel.


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GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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