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This chapter assesses the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC), a peacekeeping mission deployed by the UN Security Council from February 1992 to September 1993 to support the implementation of the provisions of the “Agreements on a Comprehensive Political Settlement of the Cambodia Conflict.” Signed in Paris in October 1991, the so-called “Paris Agreements” were designed to facilitate the transition towards peace, stability, and democracy in Cambodia after two decades of civil war. After providing an overview of the civil war in Cambodia, the chapter outlines UNTAC’s mandate, which encompasses ceasefire verification, disarmament, economic rehabilitation, repatriation of refugees, and human rights. It then evaluates UNTAC’s operational achievements and limitations, as well as the challenges it faced in implementing its mandate.

Keywords: UNTAC, peacekeeping mission, UN Security Council, Paris Agreements, Cambodia, civil war, economic rehabilitation, refugees, human rights, disarmament

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