UN Peacekeeping Force: Erdut Agreement

ERDUT AGREEMENT, ARTICLE 3:

The U.N. Security Council is requested to authorize an international force to deploy during the transitional period to maintain peace and security in the Region and otherwise to assist in implementation of this Agreement. The Region shall be demilitarized according to the schedule and procedures determined by the international force. This demilitarization shall be completed not later than 30 days after deployment of the international force and shall include all military forces, weapons, and police, except for the international force and for police operating under the supervision of, or with the consent of, the Transitional Administration.

Implementation History

1995

No Implementation

The Erdut Basic Agreement was signed on 12 November 1995 and includes a provision for a deployment of peacekeeping forces. No developments were reported for November or December for this provision.

1996

Full Implementation

On January 15 1996, UNTAES was established under Resolution 1037. In the resolution, the demilitarization of the region was to begin within 30 days after the military component of UNTAES (5000 troops) is deployed. On 20 May 1996, 5,349 UNTAES troops are fully deployed. On 21 May, the Transitional Administrator announces that the process of demilitarization has begun. On 20 June 1996, the demilitarization process is concluded.1

  • 1. "UNTAES, Brief Chronology."
1997

Full Implementation

UNTAES plans and starts a phased drawdown of its troops. As of 31 August, the force contained 2,385 troops, 412 civilian police, and 101 military observers.2 By 15 November 1997, UNTAES completes phase two of the drawdown of forces. Only 800 military troops remain.3

1998

Full Implementation

UNTAES formally ends its mandate in Croatia on 15 January 1998 and the remaining troops are pulled out.4

1999

Full Implementation

The peacekeeping mandate was complete.

2000

Full Implementation

The peacekeeping mandate was complete.

2001

Full Implementation

The peacekeeping mandate was complete.

2002

Full Implementation

The peacekeeping mandate was complete.

2003

Full Implementation

The peacekeeping mandate was complete.

2004

Full Implementation

The peacekeeping mandate was complete.

2005

Full Implementation

The peacekeeping mandate was complete.