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date: 25 February 2021

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This chapter focuses on the United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, a peacekeeping mission deployed by the UN Security Council from 1992 to 1995 mainly to protect the delivery of humanitarian aid. After providing an overview of the Bosnian war, the chapter outlines UNPROFOR’s mandate and evaluates its operational achievements and limitations. The fall of the town of Srebrenica to the Bosnian Serbs in July 1995 and the massive violations of human rights that followed made UNPROFOR one of the peacekeeping failures of the early 1990s. The chapter analyses the lessons of the operation for UN peacekeeping operations.

Keywords: UNPROFOR, Bosnia, peacekeeping mission, UN Security Council, Croatia, Macedonia, war, United Nations

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