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1992 Jun 14
The Earth Summit concluded in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The world’s industrial nations reached an agreement to reduce CO2 emissions, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). By 1996 it was clear that the goals were not being met.
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1992 Jun 29
The Serbs yielded Serajevo airport to the UN.
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1992 Jun
Some 140 Muslims were imprisoned and burned alive and others summarily shoot in some of the cruelest ethnic cleansing of the Bosnian war. In 2008 Bosnian Serb cousins Milan and Sredoje Lukic faced charges of murder, extermination and cruel treatment at the UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague for violence in and around the historic south-eastern Bosnian town of Visegrad.
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1992 Jul 28
Iraq opened its Agricultural Ministry to U.N. weapons experts after a three-week standoff.
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1992 Aug 29
The U.N. Security Council agreed to send 3,000 more relief troops to Somalia to guard food shipments.
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1992 Aug
The UN Security Council unanimously condemned Serb ethnic cleansing and with 3 abstentions voted to authorize military force to protect humanitarian aid.
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1992 Sep 1
Defying a U.S. government warning, Bobby Fischer announced he would play his one-time rival, Boris Spassky, in a $5 million chess match in Yugoslavia despite United Nations-imposed sanctions.
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1992 Sep 21
President Bush addressed the U.N. General Assembly, offering U.S. support to strengthen international peacekeeping.
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1992 Sep 22
The U.N. General Assembly voted to expel Yugoslavia.
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1992 Oct 6
The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to establish a war crimes commission for Bosnia-Herzegovina.
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1992 Oct 9
The U.N. Security Council voted to ban all military flights over Bosnia-Herzegovina.
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1992 Nov 16
United Nations Security Council voted to authorize a naval blockade on the Danube River and the Adriatic coast to tighten economic sanctions on Yugoslavia.
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1992 Dec 3
The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a U.S.-led military mission to help starving Somalia.
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1992 Dec 18
The U.N. Security Council unanimously denounced Israel's deportation of more than 400 Palestinians and demanded their immediate return.
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1992 Dec 31
U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali was jeered by Bosnians during a visit to Sarajevo.
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1992
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Boutros Boutros-Ghali of Egypt served as the Secretary-General of the UN.
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1992
A UN arms embargo was imposed in Somalia.
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1992
The Association of Cambodian Local Economic Development Agencies (ACLEDA) was set up by the UN and the Int’l. Labor Organization as a microfinance non-governmental organization. By 2010 it was Cambodia’s largest bank by assets.
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1992
UNESCO established the Memory of the World Program.
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1993 Jan 3
Three days after he was jeered in Sarajevo, U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali took refuge from angry Somalis in Mogadishu.
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1993 Jan 8
Bosnian deputy Prime Minister Hakija Turajlic was shot 7-8 times and killed by Serb gunmen in the presence of French peacekeepers while riding in a UN personnel carrier at a Serb checkpoint near the Serajevo airport. In 1998 government agents arrested Goran Vasic, the suspected gunman of the murder.
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1993 Jan 26
U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali called on the Security Council to take "whatever measures are necessary" to compel Israel to readmit 400 deported Palestinians.
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1993 Jan
Heavy fighting and the bitter Serb siege of Serajevo continued. The UN and European Union peace efforts failed and war broke out between Muslims and Croats in Bosnia.
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1993 Feb 21
Four days after suspending Bosnian relief operations because of interference from Serbs, Muslims and Croats, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Sadako Ogata ordered full resumption of the aid effort. U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali had rebuked the suspension.
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1993 Feb 22
The UN passed Resolution 808 that established the Hague Int'l. War Crimes Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1 January 1991.
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1993 Feb 23
President Clinton won United Nations support for a plan to airdrop relief supplies to starving Bosnians during an Oval Office meeting with Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali.
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1993 Feb
A 15-year-old girl, later identified as FWS-87 by the UN Hague war tribunal, was enslaved, raped and tortured by countless soldiers and then sold for $330 on this date to two soldiers. This was during the assault on the town of Foca in 1992-1993. In 1998 Dragoljub Kunarac (37) pleaded guilty to raping 4 Muslim women. Testimony by FWS-75 was provided against him.
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1993 Feb
The UN declared safe areas in Serajevo and five other Muslim enclaves.
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1993 Mar 14
An independent U.N.-sponsored commission released a report blaming the bulk of atrocities committed during El Salvador's civil war on the country's military.
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1993 Mar 22
The 1st World Water Day. On Dec 22, 1992, the UN General Assembly adopted resolution A/RES/47/193 by which 22 March of each year was declared World Day for Water, to be observed starting in 1993.
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1993 Mar 26
President Clinton promised a "full-court press" against Bosnian Serbs to secure their agreement to a United Nations peace plan endorsed by Bosnian Muslims and Croats.
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1993 Mar 27
A top U.N. relief official accused Bosnian Serbs of breaking their promises by blocking an aid convoy for trapped Muslims in eastern Bosnia, a day after a cease-fire agreement.
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1993 Mar 31
The U.N. Security Council increased international pressure on Bosnian Serbs, authorizing NATO warplanes to shoot down aircraft that violated a ban on flights over Bosnia.
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1993 Apr 2
The Bosnian Serb parliament rejected a peace plan drafted by U.N. and European mediators and already approved by Bosnian Muslims and Croats.
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1993 Apr 8
The U.N. General Assembly admitted the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia as its 181st member.
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1993 Apr 17
The U.N. Security Council voted to tighten sanctions against Yugoslavia for its role in the Bosnian war.
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1993 Apr 18
The government of Bosnia-Herzegovina agreed to a truce, effectively relinquishing besieged Srebrenica. Meanwhile, Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic threatened to boycott further U.N. peace talks if tougher sanctions against Yugoslavia went into effect.
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1993 Apr 26
President Clinton signed an executive order imposing new economic sanctions against Yugoslavia after the Serbian leadership in Bosnia voted against accepting a U.N.-sponsored plan to end the war.
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1993 May 4
The United States handed over control of the relief effort in Somalia to the United Nations.
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1993 May 5
The Bosnian Serb parliament began debating a U.N. peace plan for Bosnia, rejecting the plan the following day. U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali recommended creation of a tribunal to try those responsible for war crimes in former Yugoslavia.
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1993 May 15
Bosnian Serbs began voting in a two-day referendum that overwhelmingly rejected a U.N.-backed peace plan.
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1993 May 16
A two-day Bosnian Serb referendum on a U.N.-backed peace plan ended, with voters rejecting the proposal by a wide margin.
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1993 May 25
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) was established by Resolution 827 of the UN Security Council. Judges were elected on 15 September 1993 and on 15 August 1994 the Prosecutor was appointed.
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1993 May 28
Eritrea became a member of the United Nations.
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1993 May 29
The Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption was concluded. It said that governments should verify children’s origins and oversee all adoptions. America ratified the convention in 2008.
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1993 Jun 4
The U.N. Security Council agreed to send up to 10,000 more U.N. peacekeepers to six Bosnian cities to protect Muslim havens.
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1993 Jun 11
United Nations forces launched a nighttime attack against the forces of Somali warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid.
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1993 Jun 16
The UN authorized an arms and oil embargo against Haiti.
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1993 Jun 17
U.N. forces in Somalia searched in vain for warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid.
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1993 Jun
The UN Security Council voted with 2 abstentions to authorize the use of air strikes by the US and its allies against Serb forces in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Gen. Colin Powell vigorously opposed US military intervention.
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1993 Jun
NATO offered close air support to UN troops in Bosnia.
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1993 Jul 5
A United Nations team left Iraq after trying for more than a month to persuade the Baghdad government to allow surveillance cameras at two former missile test sites.
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1993 Jul 12
In Somalia a mob avenging a deadly United Nations attack on the compound of Mohamed Farrah Aidid killed Dan Eldon (22), a US photo-journalist working for Reuters, and three colleagues. They were stoned and beaten to death at the scene of a bombing by UN forces of a house believed to be the headquarters of Gen’l. Aidid.
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1993 Jul
The first American ground troops entered the former Yugoslavia as 300 Americans joined a UN peacekeeping force in Macedonia.
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1993 Aug 27
The U.N. Security Council suspended 2 1/2-month-old economic sanctions against Haiti to spur the country's return to democracy. They were reimposed the following October.
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1993 Sep 11
Antoine Izmery, a prominent supporter of exiled Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, was shot and killed outside a church in Port-au-Prince; the UN mission accused Haitian armed forces of involvement. Louis-Jodel Chamblain was later convicted in absentia for his role in the murder.
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1993 Oct 8
The UN lifted remaining economic sanctions against South Africa.
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1993 Oct 11
In Haiti, army-backed toughs prevented American troops from landing as part of a U.N. peace mission and drove away U.S. diplomats waiting to greet the soldiers.
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1993 Oct 12
Hundreds of militant right-wingers in Haiti cheered as an American warship retreated in a major setback for a U.N. mission to restore democracy.
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1993 Oct 13
The U.N. Security Council voted to reimpose sanctions on Haiti unless military leaders there stopped violating a U.N.-brokered accord.
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