The A to Z of the United Nations (The a to Z Guide Series) by Jacques Fomerand

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6 October: General Assembly adopts protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women empowering the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) to entertain individual complaints and to initiate investigations about alleged violations of women’s rights. 15 October: Security Council adopts sweeping sanctions against Taliban regime in Afghanistan. 22 October: Security Council dissolves United Nations Observer Mission in Sierra Leone (UNOMSIL) and establishes the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL).

23 June: South Africa returns to the General Assembly. 5–15 September: International Conference on xliv • CHRONOLOGY Population and Development (ICPD, Cairo, Egypt) focuses on population issues in relation to economic growth and development. 29 September: All sanctions imposed on Haiti are lifted following the return to Haiti of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. 27–29 October: Mozambique’s first multiparty elections held, monitored by international observers. 8 November: International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) established by the Security Council.

22 December: Security Council launches first United Nations Angola Verification Mission (UNAVEM I). 1989 1 January: Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer enters into force. 16 February: Security Council establishes United Nations Transition Assistance Group (UNTAG) to help Namibia transition to independence. 20–22 March: UN conference endorses Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal. 27 July: Security Council sets up United Nations Observer Mission for the Verification of Elections in Nicaragua (ONUVEN).

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