Peacekeeping in Africa: A New Zealand Defence Force Perspective



I have been asked to address the topic of peacekeeping in Africa from a New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) perspective. By virtue of my most recent experiences, I intend to concentrate on the UN’s peace-keeping operations in Angola.


Security Council Peace Process Police Observer Nationalist Movement Army Officer 
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    The first UN Mission in Angola was simply titled UNAVEM (UN Angola Verification Mission). Once UNAVEM II was established, the first mission was then commonly referred to as UNAVEM I.Google Scholar
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    New Zealand also contributed a contingent of some 30 police to UNTAG.Google Scholar
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    The humanitarian responsibilities of UNAVEM III, particularly in relation to demining, are significant, but will not be addressed to any great degree in this paper.Google Scholar

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