Dispute Resolution Committee: Luena Memorandum of Understanding

2 - INTERPRETATION

2.1 Differences in interpretation or implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding are to be submitted to the Joint Military Commission for resolution in a spirit of friendship, tolerance and understanding.

Implementation History

2002

Full Implementation

The Joint Military Commission was set up on the day of the ceasefire and began issuing reports on the demobilization process right away.1 The Joint Military Commission spokesperson,  General Francisco Furtado, announced that the integration of UNITA military forces into the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA) and National Police would commence on 19 July 2002.2 On 23 October, it was announced that the Joint Commission (the United Nations, UNITA, the Government) had begun reviewing the process of social reintegration of demobilized soldiers.3 

In November of 2002 the Joint Military Commission announced that it had met all of its objectives and would dissolve.4 

  • 1. “Angola Says 25,000 UNITA Rebels Now In Demob Camps,” Agence France Presse, May 3, 2002.
  • 2. “Angola: UNITA Soldiers To Be Integrated Into Armed Forces, Police on 19 July,” BBC Summary of World Broadcasts, July 10, 2002.
  • 3. “Angola: Joint Commission Reviews Reintegration of Ex-Soldiers,” Africa News, October 23, 2002.
  • 4. “Angola's Joint Peace Commission is Dissolved,” Agence France Presse, November 21, 2002.
2003

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2004

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2005

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2006

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2007

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2008

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2009

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2010

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2011

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.