Mission in the Golan Heights

United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF)
United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF)
Since the beginning of March 1974, the situation in the Israeli-Syrian sector has become increasingly unstable and the shelling of positions has intensified. The United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) was established by Security Council resolution 350 (1974) of 31 May 1974 after the separation of Israeli and Syrian troops in the Golan was agreed.

Since then, UNDOF has remained in the area in order to maintain the ceasefire between Israeli and Syrian forces and monitor the implementation of the disengagement agreement.
Despite this, during the Syrian conflict, there were violations of the ceasefire regime with an escalation of hostilities in the separation area patrolled by UNDOF peacekeepers.

On 29 June 2017, the members of the Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2361 (2017) extending the mandate of UNDOF until December 2017 and strongly condemned the use of heavy weapons by the Syrian armed forces and armed groups in the area of separation.

In 2024, the Republic of Kazakhstan sent 139 servicemen of the national peacekeeping contingent to the mission as a reserve for the commander of the mission in the Golan Heights.

The main tasks of the Kazakhstani observers:

  • The main task of the Kazakh military personnel is to monitor the ceasefire regime and compliance with the disengagement agreement

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