The United Nations Verification Mission
in Guatemala -- the peacekeeping mission within the larger
civilian and humanitarian MINUGUA mission -- was established by the Security
Council in resolution
1094 (1997) on 20 January 1997 for a three-month period to verify
the Agreement on the Definitive Ceasefire between the Government of Guatemala
and the Unidad Revolucionaria Nacional Guatemalteca (URNG), which was
signed at Oslo on 4 December 1996.
functions under the Oslo Agreement (S/1996/1045)
included observation of a formal cessation of hostilities, the separation
and concentration of the respective forces of forces, and the disarmament
and demobilization of URNG combatants in assembly points specifically
prepared for this purpose.
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