World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 


Jordanian General To Lead UN Force In Ethiopia

Apr 10 2006

Jordanian General To Lead UN Force In Ethiopia And Eritrea New York,

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has informed the Security Council of his intention to appoint a Jordanian Major-General with extensive peacekeeping experience as Force Commander of the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE).

Mohammad Taisir Masadeh, who has served in various planning, command, liaison and training positions for Jordan’s contributions to UN peacekeeping, was previously Deputy Chief of Operations and Military Assistant to the Force Commander of the UN Protection Force in the Former Yugoslavia (UNPROFOR).

He replaces Major-General Rajender Singh of India, who completed an assignment of nearly two years.

Last week saw the departure of Mr. Annan’s Special Representative to the Ethiopia and Eritrea, Legwaila Joseph Legwaila, whose replacement has not yet been announced.

In March, the Council extended UNMEE’s mandate for one month, until 15 April, to allow recently revived border talks between the two countries a chance to break a volatile deadlock. The Council also reiterated its demands that Eritrea end its restrictions on UNMEE operations and that Ethiopia abide by decisions of the commission designated to settle the disputed border that had that caused war between the two countries.

Because of the parties’ intransigence on those issues, Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called the situation of UNMEE “untenable” and has proposed a range of options to reconfigure the mission, ranging from redeployment to total withdrawal.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

At The UN: Paris Climate Agreement Moves Closer To Entry Into Force

The Paris Agreement on climate change moved closer toward entering into force in 2016 as 31 more countries joined the agreement today at a special event hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. More>>

ALSO:

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The End Game In Spain (And Other World News)

The coverage of international news seems almost entirely dependent on a random selection of whatever some overseas news agency happens to be carrying overnight... Here are a few interesting international stories that have largely flown beneath the radar this past week. More>>

Amnesty/Human Rights Watch: Appalling Abuse, Neglect Of Refugees On Nauru

Refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru, most of whom have been held there for three years, routinely face neglect by health workers and other service providers who have been hired by the Australian government, as well as frequent unpunished assaults by local Nauruans. More>>

ALSO:

Other Australian Detention

Gordon Campbell: On The Censorship Havoc In South Africa’s State Broadcaster

Demands have included an order to staff that there should be no further negative news about the country’s President Jacob Zuma, and SABC camera operators responsible for choosing camera angles that have allegedly made the President ‘look shorter’ were to be retrained... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On A Bad Week For Malcolm Turnbull, And The Queen

Malcolm Turnbull’s immediate goal – mere survival – is still within his grasp... In every other respect though, this election has been a total disaster for the Liberals. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Bidding Bye Bye To Boris

Boris Johnson’s exit from the contest for Conservative Party leadership supports the conspiracy theory that he never really expected the “Leave” option to win the referendum – and he has no intention now of picking up the poisoned chalice that managing the outcome will entail... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
World
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news