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02 Jul 2004 description

New York (dpa) - The United Nations on Friday regretted the U.S. decision to withdraw its peacekeepers from U.N. missions in the Eritrea-Ethiopia border and Kosovo.

''We can confirm the U.S. decision to withdraw some personnel and we have taken note with regret'' said U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric.

Pentagon spokeswoman Lawrence Di Rita announced on Thursday that nine Americans were being pulled from two U.N. missions. He said two will be removed from the U.N. effort in Kosovo, while seven will be withdrawn from the peacekeeping mission in Eritrea and Ethiopia.

15 May 2001 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesman Kris Janowski - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

20 Apr 2001 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

1. On 15 November 2000, the Security Council, in an open debate, undertook a critical examination of how and why it decides to close a peacekeeping mission, or significantly change the mandate of a mission so that it enters a new phase in its operational history. In the course of the open debate, statements were made by all 15 Council members and 19 non-members, testimony to the great deal of interest generated by this topic (see S/PV.4223 and Resumption 1).

09 Nov 2000 description
report UN General Assembly

Representatives of Sierra Leone, Haiti, Rwanda, Ethiopia Among Speakers as Committee Continues Discussion of Panel Report

Delegates of several countries with experience of hosting United Nations peacekeeping missions addressed the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) this afternoon as it continued its general exchange of views on the comprehensive review of peacekeeping operations.