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This chapter focuses on the United Nations Observer Mission in Liberia (UNOMIL), a peacekeeping mission deployed by the UN Security Council from 1993 to 1997 to assist the ECOWAS Ceasefire Monitoring and Observation Group (ECOMOG) in monitoring, verifying, and reporting violations of the 1993 Cotonou peace agreement and the resulting ceasefire between warring factions in Liberia. After providing an overview of the civil war in Liberia, the chapter outlines UNOMIL’s mandate and evaluates its operational achievements and limitations, especially with respect to the multiparty elections of 1997 won convincingly by Charles Taylor and his National Patriotic Party (NPP).

Keywords: UNOMIL, peacekeeping, UN Security Council, peace agreement, Liberia, civil war

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