UN Military Observers
Within the conflict zone, unarmed military observers monitor the ceasefire agreement and observe the operations of the Commonwealth of Independent States – Peacekeeping Forces known as the CIS-PKF. In their efforts to ensure compliance with the Moscow Agreement, the military observers undertake patrols, report on findings, carry out investigations, and maintain close and continuous contact with the CIS-PKF, heads of local administrations, security personnel and local residents.
In carrying out its patrols, UNOMIG deploys up to seven teams of observers in mine-protected vehicles. Approximately 120 military observers from 25 countries serve in UNOMIG. They hail from Albania, Austria, Bangladesh, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Jordan, Pakistan, Poland, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russian Federation, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Uruguay. Though the officers wear their own national military uniforms, they all don the distinctive UN blue beret, which has come to symbolize peace and hope throughout the world.
Last Updated on 07 October, 2005 14:12:42