What is the United Nations Truce Supervision Organisation?

Introduction The United Nations Truce Supervision Organisation (UNTSO) is an organisation founded on 29 May 1948 for peacekeeping in the Middle East. Established amidst the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, its primary task was initially to provide the military command structure to the peacekeeping forces in the Middle East to enable the peacekeepers to observe and maintain… Read More

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What is the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers?

Introduction The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, 29 May, is “an international day to pay tribute to all the men and women who have served and continue to serve in United Nations peacekeeping operations for their high level of professionalism, dedication, and courage and to honor the memory of those who have lost their… Read More

What is the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict?

Introduction The International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict is an international day observed annually on 06 November. Background The International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict was established on 05 November 2001, by the United Nations General Assembly, during Kofi… Read More

What was UN Security Council Resolution 340 (1973)?

Introduction United Nations Security Council Resolution 340 was adopted on 25 October 1973, during the Yom Kippur War. It was passed after the Security Council was informed of the apparent failure of UNSCR 338 and UNSCR 339 to end the fighting. In UNSCR 340, the Council demanded that the belligerent parties cease fire immediately and… Read More

What is UN Security Council Resolution 338 (1973)?

Introduction The three-line United Nations Security Council Resolution 338, adopted on 22 October 1973, called for a ceasefire in the Yom Kippur War in accordance with a joint proposal by the United States and the Soviet Union. The resolution stipulated a cease fire to take effect within 12 hours of the adoption of the resolution.… Read More

What was UN Security Council Resolution 242 (1967)?

Introduction United Nations Security Council Resolution 242 (S/RES/242) was adopted unanimously by the UN Security Council on 22 November 1967, in the aftermath of the Six-Day War. It was adopted under Chapter VI of the UN Charter. The resolution was sponsored by British ambassador Lord Caradon and was one of five drafts under consideration. The… Read More

What was UN Security Council Resolution 350 (1974)?

Introduction United Nations Security Council Resolution 350, adopted on 31 May 1974, established the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force, to monitor the ceasefire between Israel and Syria in the wake of the Yom Kippur War. UNDOF was initially established for a period of six months, but has had its mandate renewed by subsequent resolutions. Resolution… Read More