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date: 29 February 2020

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This article focuses on the United Nations Security Force in West New Guinea (UNSF), a peacekeeping mission deployed by the UN Security Council in West New Guinea (known in Indonesian Bahasa as “Irian Jaya”) between October 1962 and April 1963 to provide policing and enforcement to the UN Temporary Executive Authority (UNTEA). After providing an overview of the conflict between the Netherlands and Indonesia and their signing of a bilateral agreement (the New York Agreement), the article outlines UNSF’s mandate and evaluates its operational successes and failures, particularly in terms of implementation of the New York Agreement between the Netherlands and Indonesia.

Keywords: United Nations Security Force in West New Guinea, UNSF, peacekeeping mission, UN Security Council, West New Guinea, UN Temporary Executive Authority, Netherlands, Indonesia, New York Agreement, United Nations

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