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The United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations was officially founded in 1992, although the first United Nations Peacekeeping Operation was established in 1947 when the Security Council appointed a mediator and military observers to oversee the Arab-Israeli peace process. United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) is still in operation today monitoring the ceasefire and assisting other UN operations in the region. The Secu
WILPF 1325 Literature Repository
The Civil Society Advisory Group published several key papers:
Recommendations from the Civil Society Advisory Group on Women, Peace and Security on Events and Action to Commemorate the 10th Anniversary of SCR 1325 (NGO)
Working Paper on Civil Society Participation in Peacemaking and Peacebuilding (NGO)
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This month's newsletter is focused on issues of gender in peacekeeping. The edition features a number of news stories showing the UN's growing interest in increasing women's participation in peacekeeping operations (3).
The United Nations Integrated Mission (UNMIT) in Timor-Leste began in 2006 after a mutiny by soldiers and a breakdown of order led the government to request international support.In terms of the mission's Joint Transition Plan, UNMIT will withdraw if the parliamentary elections are conducted in line with international standards and without major violence. Two rounds of presidential elections in March and April both took place peacefully.