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date: 25 February 2021

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This article focuses on the United Nations Mission of Observers in Prevlaka (UNMOP), a peacekeeping mission created by the UN Security Council in January 1996 to monitor the demilitarization of the Prevlaka peninsula. After providing an overview of the conflict between Croatia and Yugoslavia over the contested Prevlaka peninsula, the article describes UNMOP’s origins and mandate, as well as its operations from 1996 to the Kosovo war. It also discusses UNMOP’s performance in terms of successes and failures.

Keywords: United Nations Mission of Observers in Prevlaka, UNMOP, peacekeeping mission, UN Security Council, demilitarization, Prevlaka peninsula, Croatia, Yugoslavia, Kosovo, United Nations

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