United Nations Observer Mission in Georgia (UNOMIG)

Mission d'observation des Nations Unies en Géorgie (MONUG)
Misión de Observadores de las Naciones Unidas en Georgia

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URL: http://www.un.org/Depts/DPKO/Missions/unomig.htm

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24 Aug 1993, as part of United Nations Peace-keeping Operations, by resolution 858 of the E-XE3376 - United Nations Security Council (UNSC), within F-XF1000 - United Nations System, in the framework of A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN). Initial mandate for 6 months, following first cease-fire agreement between the Government of Georgia and separatist elements in Abkhazia, 27 Jul 1993. Full deployment suspended following break down of the cease-fire, 16 Sep 1993. Phased deployment of additional observers following signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the parties, 1 Dec 1993, and Security Council resolution 892 (1993) of 22 Dec 1993. Mandate subsequently extended several times and expanded, 21 Jul 1994, following agreement on a cease-fire and separation of forces, 14 May 1994, Moscow (Russia). The latter agreement included deployment of a CIS peace-keeping force to monitor compliance. Ceased to exist, Jun 2009.


Initial mandate: monitor the cease-fire agreement concluded between the Government of Georgia and the Abkhaz authorities on 27 Jul 1993, with special attention to the situation in the city of Sukhumi; investigate reports of cease-fire violations and attempt to resolve such incidents with the parties involved. Expanded mandate: (a) monitor and verify the implementation of the agreement on a cease-fire and separation of forces; (b) observe the operation of the CIS peace-keeping force; (c) verify that troops do not remain in or re-enter the security zone and that heavy military equipment does not remain or is not re-introduced in the security zone or the restricted weapons zone; (d) monitor the storage areas for heavy military equipment withdrawn from the security zone and restricted weapons zone; (e) monitor the withdrawal of Georgian troops from the Kodori valley to places beyond the frontiers of Abkhazia; (f) patrol regularly the Kodori valley; (g) investigate reported or alleged violations of the agreement and attempt to resolve such incidents.


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Authorized strength: 136 military observers.


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GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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