UNAMIC - United Nations Advance Mission in Cambodia (Peacekeeping, 10 November 1991 to 1 May 1992)

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About This Campaign

In the decades following the breakdown of French colonial rule, Cambodia struggled with both civil conflict and external interverntion undermining chances of lasting stability. From the destructive regime of Pol Pot (1975-1979) and civil conflict between a number of political factions, to foreign intervention by Vietnam, the Soviet Union, China, USA, and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), it took over a decade of negotiations in the UN Security Council to develop the Agreements on a Comprehensive Political Settlement of the Cambodia Conflict, signed in Paris on 23 October 1991. In April of that year, a ceasfire had gone into effect and, by the end of September, a UN monitoring force, UNAMIC, was created to maintain it as soon as the agreements had been signed. UNAMIC's mandate extended to training civilians in avoiding mines and in the management of refugees. Australia provided military personnel including observers, a signals unit and support personnel.

For more information see:

http://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/missions/past/unamic.htm (www.un.org)

http://www.army.gov.au/Our-stories/Operations/Cambodia/Setting-the-scene/Australia-and-the-United-Nations-in-Cambodia (www.army.gov.au)