United Nations Mission of Support in East Timor (UNMISET)
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17 May 2002, by resolution 1410 of E-XE3376 - United Nations Security Council (UNSC), as part of United Nations Peace-keeping Operations, within F-XF1000 - United Nations System, in the framework of A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN). Successor to H-XJ4472 - United Nations Mission in East Timor (UNAMET) (Jun 1999 - Sep 1999) and H-XF5671 - United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) (Oct 1999 - May 2002). Set up for an initial period of 12 months, beginning 20 May 2002. Mandate extended May 2004 for 6 months, with a view to extending the mandate for a further and final period of 6 months until 20 May 2005.
Provide assistance to core administrative structures critical to the viability and political stability of Timor Leste; provide interim law enforcement and public security; assist in development of East Timor Police Service (ETPS), a new law enforcement agency; contribute to maintenance of the country's external and internal security. Mandate also includes request to give full effect to the following 3 Programmes of the Mandate Implementation Plan as set out in section III A 3 of the report of the Secretary-General (S/2002/432) of 17 April 2002: stability, democracy and justice; public security and law enforcement; external security and border control.
Strength: military 5,000 - including 120 military observers; civilian police 1,250.
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