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Historical notes of Ireland's entry into the UN and the countries they have been involved in.


28 June 1958 - 18 December 1958 UN Observer group in Lebanon (UNOGIL) Irish commitment Irish commitment 50 personnel
18 December 1958 to date UN Truce Supervision Organisation (UNTSO) in The Middle East Irish commitment 348 personnel
28 July 1960 to 30 June 1964 UN Operation in The Congo (ONUC) in Zaire (formerly known as The Congo) in Africa Irish commitment 6191 personnel
21 August 1962 to 04 October 19 UN Temporary Executive Suthority (UNTEA) in West New Guinea (West Iran) Irish commitment 2 personnel
27 March 1964 to date Un Peacedkeeping force (UNFICYP) in Cyprus Irish commitment 9439 personnel
23 September 1965 to 22 March 1966 UN India-Pakistan Observation Mission (UNIPOM) Irish commitment 14 personnel
30 October 1973 to 22 May 1974 Second UN Emergency Force (UNEF II) in the Sinai Desert Irish commitment 573 personnel
3 June 1974 to date UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) from UNTSO, on the Golan Heights, Israel ongoing Irish commitment
13 May 1978 to date UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Irish commitment 18,000 personnel
27 November 1978 to date UNnHeadquarters, New York, U.S.A. (UNNY) Irish commitment 7 personnel
24 June 1984 to 31 July 1988 UN Inspection Teams (UNIT), in Baghdad (Iraq) and Teheran (Iran) Irish commitment 9 personnel
28 September 1987 to 26 June 1992 UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) Irish commitment 2 personnel
01 February 1988 to 30 June 1992 UN Relief and Works Agency (INRWA) in Beirut, Lebanon ongoing Irish commitment
25 April 1988 to 15 March 1990 UN Good Offices Mission inAfgfhanistan & Pakistan (UNGOMAP) Irish commitment 8 personnel
15 March 1990 to date Office of The General Secretary in Afghanistan & Pakistan (OSGAP) Irish commitment 4 personnel
14 August 1988 to 10 March 1991 UN Iran-Iraq Military Observer Group (UNIIMOG) Irish commitment 177 personnel
16 March 1989 to 7 April 1990 UN Transition Assistance Group (UNTAG) to Namibia, Africa Irish commitment 20 personnel
3 December 1989 to 27 January 1992 UN Observer Group in Central America (ONUCA) Irish commitment 57 personnel
21 January 1992 to date UN Observer Mission in El Salvador (ONUSAL), Central America Irish commitment 6 personnel
18 April 1991 to date UN Iraq-Kuwait Observation to Mission (UNIKOM) Irish commitment 20 personnel
3 July 1991to 9 September 1993 Second UN Angola Verification Mission (UNAVEM), Angola, Africa Irish commitment 18 personnel
20 September 1991 to date UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), Africa Irish commitment 25 personnel
16 November to 15 March 1992 UN Advance Mission to Cambodia (UNTAC), Far East Irish commitment 2personnel
15 March 1992 to 15 November 1993 UN Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC), Far East Irish commitment 36 personnel
12 January 1992 to 5 April 1992 UN Military Liason Office in Yugoslavia (UNMKLO-Y) Irish commitment 7 personnel
28 March 1992 to date UN Protection Force (UNPROFOR, Yugoslavia Irish commitment 17 personnel1
20 December 1992 to 18 March 1993 UN High Commission for Refugees - Yugoslavia (UNHCR(Y) Irish commitment 2 personnel
8 August 1993 to date UN Operations in Somalia (UNOSOM II) Irish commitment 160 personnel

Non- UN Missions undertaken by members of the Irish Armed Forces

16 January 1984 to 1994 Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe (CSCE), Vienna, Austria Irish commitment 6 personnel
16 July 1991 to 1994 EC Military Mission (ECMM), Yugoslavia Irish commitment 28 personnel
25 February 1992 to 31 December 1992 EC Task Force in Russia (ECTF[R]) Irish commitment 3 personnel
25 February to 1994 EC Task Force in Yugoslavia (ECTF[Y]) Irish commitment 4 personnel
14 April 1993 to 1994 GOAL in Somalia, Sudan, Angola Irish commitment 3 personnel
24 January 1994 EU Mission in South Africa Irish commitment 2 personnel
beginning December 2001 UNMEE Ethiopia/Eritrea 200 Irish personnel
The Irish Government announced on 1 June 2001 that, following the winding-down of the UN's peacekeeping role there after 23 years of Irish involvement, 200 Irish troops will pull out of The Lebanon and take up duty in Ethiopia and Eritrea towards the end of the year. They will join a total force of 4,300 from 40 countries which will attempt to stablise the situation in this war-torn region of North-East Africa. Their main bases will be in the countries' capitals Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) and Asmara (Eritrea). Their main task will be to monitor a cease-fire between the two warring factions. The troops functions will include the provision of protection for key personnel, signalling and transport, plus perimeter and internal security.
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