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date: 17 August 2019

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This chapter focuses on the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), a peacekeeping mission created by the UN Security Council in September 2003 to support the implementation of the ceasefire agreement between warring factions in Liberia following the resignation of President Charles Taylor and his eventual exile to Nigeria. After providing an overview of the civil war in Liberia, the chapter outlines UNMIL’s mandate and evaluates its operational achievements and limitations in terms of the implementation of a disarmament, demobilization, repatriation, and reintegration program; assistance to the national elections scheduled for 2005; and human rights and humanitarian assistance.

Keywords: peacekeeping, UN Security Council, Liberia, Charles Taylor, civil war, United Nations

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