United Nations Angola Verification Mission I

The United Nations Angola Verification Mission I (I UNAVEM)[1] was a peacekeeping mission that existed from January 1989 to June 1991 in Angola during the civil war.[2] It was established by United Nations Security Council Resolution 626 on December 20, 1988.

United Nations Angola Verification Mission I
SuccessorUnited Nations Angola Verification Mission II
EstablishedJanuary 1989
FounderUnited Nations
DissolvedJune 1991
Region served

In the civil war, the Soviet Union and Cuba backed the Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola (MPLA), while South Africa and the United States backed the União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola (UNITA). The MPLA became the stronger party.[3]

UNAVEM I's purpose was oversee withdrawal of the Cuban troops.[3] This mission was a success.[4]

The United Nations created a follow-up mission, United Nations Angola Verification Mission II, in 1991.[2]

Awards edit

The UN issued awards for this mission:   United Nations Medal (UNAVEM I - Angola)

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "UNAVEMI I". www.un.org. Retrieved 2019-05-16.
  2. ^ a b Meisler, Stanley. United Nations: The First Fifty Years, 1997. Page 368.
  3. ^ a b "UNAVEM I Background". www.un.org. Retrieved 2019-05-16.
  4. ^ "UNAVEM I: Mandate". www.un.org. Retrieved 2019-05-16.