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United Nations and the Independence of Eritrea, The

  • Author: UN
  • Publication date: December 1996
  • Page count: 284
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 96.I.10

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When Eritreans went to the polls in April 1993, their overwhelming vote in favour of becoming a sovereign State brought a formal end to one of Africa's longest wars. A major success for United Nations electoral assistance operations, the referendum also contributed greatly to stability in the Horn of Africa during a particularly volatile period in the region's history and provided yet another illustration of the intrinsic links between democratization, development and peace. The United Nations and the Independence of Eritrea includes more than 40 key documents relating to the Organization's long involvement with the question of Eritrea, as well as an introduction by former Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali and a detailed chronology of events.