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  • Departing peacekeepers of the Indian Batallion with head of UNMEE, Azouz Ennifar, following a farewell ceremony and presentations in Mekelle. (Photo: Ian Steele)

    15 Oct 2008 - UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea is withdrawn On 30 July 2008, the Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 1827 terminating the mandate of the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) with effect from the following day. The Council decision...
  • 15 Aug 2008 - New York, 14 August 2008: Brigadier Patrick Davidson-Houston, Acting Force Commander of the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) told journalists at a UNHQ Press Conference in New York today that following the Security Council's termination of UNMEE's mandate...
  • 30 Jul 2008 - Addis Ababa, 30 July 2008 - Military and civilian peacekeepers with the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) will begin the formal liquidation of their headquarters in Asmara and Addis Ababa as of midnight Thursday. With the Security Council's...
  • 20 Jun 2008 - New York, 29 May - United Nations offices and missions around the world today observed the International Day of UN Peacekeepers and the 60th anniversary of UN peacekeeping. The first blue helmets were authorized by the Organization on 29 May, 1948. In a...
  • 06 Jun 2008 - New York 10 December: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 60 today. To mark this anniversary, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has launched a year-long campaign to emphasize the importance of "Dignity and Justice for All". In his Human Rights Day message, the...
  • 06 Jun 2008 - New York, 19 December 2007 – United Nations staff in New York, led by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, honoured the memory of colleagues who died in the 11 December terrorist attack in Algiers with a silent march in front of the world body's Headquarters. Seventeen UN staff...
  • 06 Jun 2008 - New York 7 January: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed hope that 2008 can be the year of the "bottom billion." "That's the phrase some economists use to describe the poorest of the world's poor," he said in during his first Press Conference for the New Year. "They...
  • 06 Jun 2008 - New York, 4 February: In a letter to the Security Council on Friday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned that fuel stocks for the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) would run out within days if Eritrean fuel restrictions were not lifted. Mr. Ban said...
  • 06 Jun 2008 - New York, 5 February: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) would be forced to relocate from Eritrea this week if fuel restriction imposed by the Asmara Government were not lifted. "The Secretary-General is...
  • 06 Jun 2008 - New York, 24 January: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned that the continuing military build-up by Ethiopia and Eritrea in their border areas could reignite hostilities. In his latest ...

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