Peacekeeping Definition

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Peacekeeping can be defined as the active preservation of a state of peace between nations, regions and communities, more so by an international military division. The United Nations devotes itself to securing a more stable and peaceful world, through the use of special agencies and peacekeeping missions; missions that are headed by a special representative of the Secretary-General as well as the official leader of the mission.
In Yugoslavia, the balance of power system in favor of the Serbian nation. Worsening economic conditions lead to the stepping down of the Yugoslav Prime Minister. Protests then broke out from the Albanians. A Ban by Yugoslav League of Communists and Serbian Authorities was initiated on the Albanians which consisted
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In opposition of remaining in a Yugoslavia reigned by Serbs. Serbs fighting against Croats and Muslims. Though it is said that the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina was strategically contrived by top military officials in Belgrade. The redeployment of troops was to ensure control over the republics of Bosnia and Herzegovina by the Serbians under the guise of preventing the occurrence of ethnic clashes. (reference 31)The UN’s decision to involve itself in peacekeeping by deploying peacekeeping forces was during the gap between the Croatian phase and the Bosnian phase when the Security Council assumed the resolution 743 of 1992 that states that a United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR) is to be established in order to provide conditions for peace and security for the truce during the Yugoslav conflict. Though during the Slovenian and Croatian phases which were riddled with fighting, the United Nations undertook very little action against it. However, in 1991 the Security Council was invited by several countries to discuss the waning situation in Yugoslavia which lead to the resolution 713 being adopted which encouraged the clashing parties to follow previous cease-fire agreements and for a censor to be…show more content…
The first mission involved the demilitarization of the United Nations Protected Areas. UNPROFOR had achieved am element of success through the withdrawal of the YPA from UNPAs. Although out of the four sectors only Sector W was fully demilitarized. Serbian militias persisted in preventing the demilitarization efforts of UNPROFOR through hostile action. The creation of new armed groups by the self-proclaimed government of the Republic of Serbian Krajina was inhibiting UNPROFOR’s endeavors. These new armed groups were said to be police but UNPROFOR did not recognize this to be the case. UNPROFOR regiments encountered effects of these Serbian militias. One instance included a regiment consisting of Belgian personnel being obstructed by the so called special police. Another includes a Russian regiment being impeded by a large number off so called border police. In the two instances UNPROFOR retreated in order to avoid any confrontations due to the dilapidating state of

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