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14 Aug 2008 description

The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) had been not only successful, but vital to ensuring stability in its area of operation, Major General Claudio Graziano, the Force Commander, said at a Headquarters press conference today.

Outlining the mission's accomplishments since its expansion by the Security Council in resolution 1701 (2006), Major General Graziano said that UNIFIL, working with the Lebanese Army, had maintained the ceasefire in southern Lebanon and accomplished the largest …

26 Mar 2002 description

There was good news about the situation of children affected by the conflict between Eritrea and Ethiopia, the Secretary-General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Olara Otunnu, told correspondents this afternoon during a Headquarters briefing on his recently completed field trip to the region. Neither side had resorted to the systematic use of children as child soldiers, he added, as he reviewed on how the border conflict between the two countries had affected their children.

20 Feb 2002 description

The Security Council wished to send a clear message to the people of Ethiopia and Eritrea that it was committed to helping them build a lasting peace, correspondents were told this afternoon at Headquarters as Council members prepared to embark on a mission to the region.

13 Sep 2001 description

The situation between Ethiopia and Eritrea continues to be terribly polarized, with a lot of bitterness between the parties, the head of the United Nations mission in the area told a news conference at UN Headquarters in New York.

07 Sep 2001 description

Despite difficulties over the past year, the United Nations Mission in Eritrea and Ethiopia (UNMEE) is making progress in helping to maintain peace between the two countries, according to a just released report by Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who recommends an extension of the operation's mandate through 15 March 2002.

17 Jul 2001 description

As part of their ongoing bid to restore normal civilian life in Ethiopia and Eritrea, United Nations peacekeepers in the region have fixed up a local elementary school in Senafe, the UN mission reported today.

28 Jun 2001 description

Senior military officials from Ethiopia and Eritrea and United Nations peacekeepers have held a "cordial and constructive" meeting as part of the ongoing process of solidifying peace between the two countries in the Horn of Africa, the UN announced today.

20 Jun 2001 description

While noting some progress in the relations between Ethiopia and Eritrea and commending the two countries for their continued commitment to the peace process, Secretary-General Kofi Annan has warned of the remaining "serious difficulties" and stressed the need to move forward on unresolved matters.

15 May 2001 description

The United Nations Security Council today decided not to extend the arms embargo against of Ethiopia and Eritrea beyond 16 May - one year after the sanctions had been imposed on the parties.

08 May 2001 description

Members of the United Nations Security Council today expressed concern over reports that the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) does not have the full freedom of movement it needs to monitor the border between the two countries.

15 Mar 2001 description

The United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) today reported that a vehicle investigating yesterday's mine incident hit another landmine on the road north of Tsorena, Eritrea, injuring a peacekeeper.

07 Feb 2001 description

A high-ranking Kenyan military officer has been appointed to a senior position with the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE), which is currently working to monitor security arrangements between the two countries.

06 Feb 2001 description

Meeting in Nairoibi today, officials from Ethiopia and Eritrea agreed to move forward with the establishment of a United Nations-monitored temporary security zone between the two countries, and set a timetable for achieving this goal.

22 Jan 2001 description

Efforts to help set up a temporary security zone between the formerly warring countries of Ethiopia and Eritrea have hit a "little snag," but the matter should be resolved soon, the head of the UN peacekeeping mission in the area said today.

17 Jan 2001 description

Members of the Security Council today voiced their concern over the issue of demining in the area of operations of the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE).

16 Jan 2001 description

While noting the positive steps taken by Ethiopia and Eritrea towards the implementation of last month's peace accord, Secretary-General Kofi Annan has expressed concern over the delay in establishing a secure zone in the former conflict region between the two countries, according to a document released today at United Nations Headquarters.

11 Jan 2001 description

The United Nations Mission in Eritrea and Ethiopia (UNMEE) has now deployed more than three fourths of its authorized strength of 4,200 peacekeepers, the UN operation said in a statement issued today.

10 Jan 2001 description

The Security Council today decided to postpone action on a United States-sponsored draft resolution that calls for lifting of the arms embargo against Ethiopia and Eritrea, a UN spokesman announced today.

28 Dec 2000 description

Top military officials from Ethiopia and Eritrea agreed at a meeting in Nairobi today to give United Nations peacekeepers greater freedom of movement between the two formerly warring countries.