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  • 06 Jun 2008 - New York, 7 November: Continuing tensions between Ethiopia and Eritrea, and the military build-up along their common border are causes for serious concern, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon states in his latest report to the Security Council. "There is no other option but for the...
  • 06 Jun 2008 - New York, 15 February: Leading UN officials and the Security Council have appealed to Eritrea to stop obstructing the temporary relocation of UNMEE amid growing concern over dwindling food and fuel supplies for the Mission's peacekeepers. In a statement released by his...
  • 06 Jun 2008 - New York, 25 March: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today called international attention to the risks faced every day by UN personnel in the service of peace around the world. He said that 40 United Nations staff members are currently under arrest, in detention or missing. "...
  • 06 Jun 2008 - Asmara, 28 February – UNMEE's relocation from 33 deployment sites in the Temporary Security Zone to Asmara continued to make progress today. Some 788 out of a total of 1,115 military personnel have regrouped in the Capital while 112 are in Assab. The Mission continued to...
  • 06 Jun 2008 - United Nations, 29 May - The fifth annual International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers was commemorated in peacekeeping missions and UN offices around the world today. This year's commemorative ceremonies come at a time when the services of UN peacekeepers are in greater...
  • 06 Jun 2008 - 14 February New York: A temporary relocation of the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) from Eritrea to sites on the Ethiopian side of the border, has begun. The relocation was announced by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today because of fuel restrictions...
  • 06 Jun 2008 - Asmara, 26 February: Eritrean soldiers at a checkpoint near Senafe have blocked the passage of eight UNMEE vehicles in the past 24 hours. Senafe is located in Sector Centre of the Temporary Security Zone. The vehicles were travelling to Camp Dunn to collect equipment for...
  • 06 Jun 2008 - Asmara, 25 February: UNMEE's regrouping of peacekeepers and equipment in Asmara continued without restrictions today. So far, seven out of 11 Team Sites in the Temporary Security Zone have been vacated and four out of 21 posts have been closed. By the end of the day, it is...
  • 06 Jun 2008 - New York, 19 February: The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) is to regroup its personnel and equipment in Asmara to speed its relocation following Eritrea's lack of cooperation with a temporary move across the border into Ethiopia. A UN...
  • 06 Jun 2008 - Asmara, 11 March: Another 190 peacekeepers from UNMEE's Indian battalion (INDBATT) left Eritrea on a charter flight for Delhi today, bringing the total number of Indian troops departing the Mission this week to 305. A total of 397 troops from the Jordanian battalion (JORBATT)...

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