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Malaysian police officers, formerly serving with UNMIT, say goodbye as they board their return flight home. Dili, Timor-Leste.
13 November 2012
© UN Photo/Bernardino Soares
A woman casts her ballot in the second round of presidential election. Gleno, Timor-Leste.

Mission facts

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  • Duration:
    25 August 2006 to 31 December 2012

Closure of UNMIT

The United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste completed its mandate on 31 December 2012. Find out more about the closure in our Fact Sheet and by visiting the Momentum website which pays tribute to the Timorese achievements and marks the departure of UN peacekeepers.

Consolidating stability, enhancing a culture of democratic governance and facilitating political dialogue

UNMIT—a multidimensional, integrated UN peacekeeping operation—was established by Security Council resolution 1704 PDF Document of 25 August 2006 in the wake of a major political, humanitarian and security crisis which erupted in Timor-Leste in April-May 2006. Among other things, UNMIT was mandated to support the Government in “consolidating stability, enhancing a culture of democratic governance, and facilitating political dialogue among Timorese stakeholders, in their efforts to bring about a process of national reconciliation and to foster social cohesion”.