In Angola, the United Nations Office in Angola continued
its efforts to assist the Government and others concerned to end the
war and maintain programmes of humanitarian relief and capacity-building
in the field of human rights.
Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE)
continued its key role in helping the two countries implement the Agreement
on Cessation of Hostilities. Tasks included monitoring the ceasefire,
verifying the redeployment of troops, establishing mine and unexploded
ordnance clearance operations, as well as monitoring the Temporary Security
Zone between the two countries.
In Western Sahara the UN has continued its search for ways to overcome the
problems encountered in the implementation of the Settlement Plan to
advance the peace process.
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo the ceasefire remained in force, and the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) entered phase III of its deployment in support of the implementation of the Lusaka Ceasefire Agreement. The Security Council authorized the expansion of MONUC's civilian components to enable the mission to play a larger role, particularly in the political, humanitarian, human rights and child-protection areas. The parties are expected to engage in substantive discussions when the Inter-Congolese Dialogue resumes at the next venue in South Africa.
The three UN peace-building support offices worked in close cooperation with Governments and civil society. The United Nations Office in the Central African Republic (BONUCA), the United Nations Peace-building Support Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNOGBIS) and the United Nations Peace-building Support Office in Liberia (UNOL) continued efforts to create an enabling political environment for addressing the post-conflict priorities facing the three countries and their fragile democratic institutions. This included providing the political framework and leadership for integrating the peace-building activities of the UN country team, mobilizing international assistance, promoting national reconciliation and dialogue, strengthening local capacities for managing crises and promoting respect for human rights.
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