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date: 29 February 2020

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This chapter assesses the United Nations Mission of the Representative of the Secretary General in the Dominican Republic (DOMREP). This small-scale peacekeeping mission was deployed by the UN Security Council upon the initiative of Secretary-General U Thant from May 1965 to October 1966 to oversee the ceasefire in the civil war in the Dominican Republic. It first provides an overview of the war which pitched loyalists of deposed President Juan Bosch against members of the military elite and conservative sectors of the country. It then outlines DOMREP’s mandate and evaluates its operational achievements and limitations. Particular attention was given to the complexities of the relationship between the United Nations and the Organization of American States, the leading hemispheric regional institution which was also closely involved in the crisis.

Keywords: DOMREP, peacekeeping mission, UN Security Council, ceasefire, civil war, Dominican Republic, Juan Bosch, Organization of American States, United Nations

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