United Nations Military Observer

UN Peacekeeper

United Nations Military Observer

United Nations Military Observer (UNMO) is a military official deployed by the United Nations to provide support to a UN mission or peace operation. Described as the “eyes and ears” of the UN Security Council, observers fulfill a variety of roles depending on scope, purpose, and status of the UN mission to which they are attached.[1] A UNMO is generally tasked with monitoring and assessing post-conflict agreements, such as a ceasefire or armistice; the withdrawal of military forces; or the maintenance of a neutral buffer zone.[2] Observers usually undergo special training to ensure neutrality, diplomacy, and de escalation techniques.