Series Military Support - S-1114

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Military Support


  • 1992 - 1995 (Creation)

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S-1114 contains records documenting military support activities of the United Nations Operation in Mozambique (ONUMOZ).

Military Force Headquarters, Maputo
Records consist of: drafts of the military division’s contribution to the Security Council’s report on Mozambique; and reports and memoranda concerning the locations of arms caches and the transportation and storage of weapons and explosives. Also included are guidelines on the following: the collection of weapons; handling of military collectable equipment; rotation of contingents; and conduct and discipline. Incident reports concern road blocks laid by demobilized soldiers and local militia, and demining activities.

Military Force, Northern Region, Nampula
Records consist of: minutes of Northern Regional Cease-Fire Commission (RCCF) meetings; reports of security arrangements carried out during the presidential and parliamentary elections of 27-29 October 1994; operation orders; deployment instructions; Force Commander’s directives; and evacuation and security plans for the Northern Region.

Military Force, Central Region, Beira
Records consist of: inspection reports of military investigations of alleged cease-fire violations and criminal acts; security reports; and weapons collection summaries.

Military Force, Southern Region, Matola
Records consist of: minutes and agendas of the Southern Regional Cease-Fire Commission (RCCF); and memoranda concerning the ONUMOZ drawdown plan.

Military Observers, Maputo
Records consist of: reports to United Nations headquarters on military activities in Mozambique; reports on the closure of Assembly Areas; reports concerning the control of riots; reports on information gathering missions; monthly reports of the Liaison Cell; monthly reports on operations; and withdrawal plans for Military Observers.

Also included are correspondence and other documents regarding the following: road blocks laid by demobilized soldiers and local militia; demobilization procedures; disbandment of para-military groups; details of planning and set-up of Assembly Areas for demobilized soldiers; visits to Assembly Areas made by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG), the Force Commander, Mozambican government officials, and foreign dignitaries; and instructions and forms for investigations of alleged cease-fire violations.

Military Observers, Northern Region, Nampula
Records consist of a variety of reports focusing on: incidents in Assembly Areas; the collection of weapons from paramilitary and militia groups; and the demobilization process. Also included are: evacuation and security plans; the Observer Group end of mission report; the ONUMOZ end of mission report; and reports on lessons learned.

Military Observers, Central Region, Beira
Records consist of: reports of incidents in Assembly Areas; mine incident reports; and notes on briefings for Team Leaders.

Military Observers, Southern Region, Matola
Records consist of: agendas, minutes and summaries of decisions of the Southern Regional Cease-Fire Commission (RCCF).

Technical Unit for Demobilization (TU)
Records consist of: minutes of meetings of the Technical Unit; notes on meetings between the Technical Unit, the Government of Mozambique, and the International Organization for Migration (IOM); procedures for Centers for Unassembled Troops (CTNA ); guidelines for demobilization ceremonies; and records on the establishment and dismantling of Assembly Areas.

There also are a variety of reports, including: reports of meetings between officials of the Technical Unit, the Government of Mozambique, and RENAMO; field reports assessing supply levels and soldier morale in Assembly Areas, and the competence of Technical Unit Camp Officers (TUCO); and reports of the Information and Social Reintegration Programme

Also included are records pertaining to the food supply and medical assistance activities in Assembly Areas. These records include: minutes of meetings of the Food-Aid Subcommittee on Demobilization; correspondence between Technical Unit officials and World Food Programme (WFP) officials regarding projected food needs for the Assembly Areas, shipments of food to the Areas, and problems with shipment and distribution, such as theft of food by soldiers; and correspondence between Technical Unit officials and World Health Organization (WHO) officials regarding medical problems and outbreaks of disease in the Assembly Areas.

Records pertaining to vulnerable groups (defined as disabled soldiers, orphaned children, widowed wives of soldiers, pregnant women, and elderly civilians) include: reports of the Technical Unit’s Vulnerable Groups Programme; procedures for identification, registration, and reintegration of soldiers belonging to vulnerable groups; and documents on providing food, transport, and medical examinations for disabled soldiers.

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  • English, Portuguese

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Related to: 2008/0084: UNMOVIC Training - Training Materials
Related to: 1995/0301-0002: ONUMOZ Military Observers/Matola records
Related to: 1995/0301-0001: ONUMOZ Military Observers/Matola records
Related to: 1995/0289-0002: ONUMOZ Technical Unit records
Related to: 1995/0295-0001: ONUMOZ Military Force/Maputo records
Related to: 1995/0302-0001: ONUMOZ Military Observers/Nampula records
Related to: 1995/0300-0001: ONUMOZ Military Force/Nampula records
Related to: 1995/0294-0001: ONUMOZ Military Observers/Maputo records

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1995/0295, 1995/0300, 1995/0297, 1995/0298, 1995/0294, 1995/0302, 1995/0296, 1995/0301, 1995/0289

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