United Nation's Evaluation of the Peacekeeping Process in Yugoslavia
In 1990, the Yugoslav Communist Party divided into several separate parties, one for each of the six Yugoslav Republics. Tensions among the ethnic groups of Yugoslavia, divided among the republics, led to an outbreak of a civil war by 1991. In order to prevent a general escalation of the violence throughout the Balkan Region, the United Nations' Security Council committed its resources to limiting the violence both within the country and outside of it. This was part of a multi-step response to the escalating violence, including the earlier adoption of Resolution 721, which called for the deployment of UN peacekeeping forces in the former Yugoslav territories. This report is an evaluation of the success of the arrival of the peacekeeping forces.
UN Security Council, "Report of the Secretary-General Pursuant to Security Council Resolutions," December 15, 1991, Cold War International History Project, Virtual Archive, CWIHP (accessed May 14, 2008).