First Steps to Peace

Preview Language:   English
ENGLISH 25-Oct-2001 00:31:58
A documentary film that explores United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea, UNMEE.
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Description
In June 2000, after two years of fighting in a border dispute, Ethiopia and Eritrea signed a cessation of hostilities agreement following proximity talks led by Algeria and the Organization of African Unity. In July, the Security Council set up UNMEE to maintain liaison with the parties and establish a mechanism for verifying the ceasefire. In September 2000, the Council authorized UNMEE to monitor the cessation of hostilities and to help ensure the observance of security commitments.

On 30 July 2008, the Security Council terminated the mandate of UNMEE with effect from the following day. The Council decision came in response to crippling restrictions imposed by Eritrea on UNMEE, as well as the cutting off of fuel supplies – making it impossible for the operation to continue carrying out its mandated tasks, and putting at risk the safety and security of UN personnel.
Category
Geographic Subjects
Creator
Michele Zaccheo, Producer; , UNMEE Public Information
Contributors
Sami Sallinen and Michele Zaccheo, Video Photography; Jorge Aramburu, Abraham Fisseha, Robel Mockonen and Mako Natsume, Additional Photography; Sami Sallinen, Editor; Mako Natsume, Additional Editing and Graphics
Physical Format
BETACAM SP
Colour
Color
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Parent ID
837320
Asset ID
2034999