PSAs: UNMIL Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration

Preview Language:   English
ENGLISH 01-Jan-2003 00:51:55
DATE UNKNOWN. A series of public service announcements in post war Liberia.
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Liberia, the first independent African state, went through two civil wars spanning over 14 years between 1989 and 2003. Civil war in Liberia claimed the lives of almost 250,000 people - mostly civilians - and led to a complete breakdown of law and order.

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the Nations Observer Mission in Liberia (UNOMIL) and the United Nations Peace-building Support Office in Liberia (UNOL) made several interventions during the conflict to bring peace.

United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) was deployed in October 2003 in accordance with Security Council resolution 1509(2003), after the signing of the August 2003 Comprehensive Peace Agreement. The mission had initial troop strength of up to 15,000, including 250 military observers, 160 staff officers, up to 875 UN police officers and an additional five armed formed units each comprising 120 officers, and a significant civilian component and necessary support staff. The mission is currently implementing a phased drawdown of troops and gradual handover of security responsibilities to the Government of Liberia. The Government of Liberia will assume full security responsibilities no later than 30 June 2016. By 30 June 2016, as per SecurityCouncil Resolution 2239 (2015), UNMIL’s authorized military strength will be reduced to 1,240 military and 606 police personnel.
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