New EU Monitoring Mission bulletin describes work of its human security teams

13-09-2019
Photo: European Union
Photo: European Union

On 13 September, the EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM) in Georgia presented a new issue of its ‘Monitor’ bulletin.

This issue is dedicated to the EUMM human security teams. Each of the three EUMM field offices have a specialised human security team consisting of between five and seven monitors. The monitors study the living conditions of people affected by conflict in their specific area of operations.

Ever since the Mission was first deployed to Georgia, identifying the needs and daily challenges of internally displaced persons and local residents affected by conflict has been a priority.

‘Normalisation’ – meaning the return to the life that the population enjoyed before it was disrupted by war - is one of the four pillars of the Mission’s mandate.

The new EUMM Monitor also talks about its dedicated staff who monitor and report on the subject daily.

The aim of the EUMM Monitor is to provide the general public – in Georgia, EU Member States, and internationally – with wide-ranging and specific information about the work of the EUMM in Georgia. The latest issue of the Monitor can be accessed here.

The EUMM was deployed in September 2008 following the EU-brokered Six-Point Agreement that ended the August war between Russia and Georgia. It contributes to stabilisation, normalisation and confidence-building between the conflict parties. The mission provides civilian monitoring of parties' actions, including full compliance with the Six-Point Agreement and subsequent implementing measures throughout Georgia. It also informs European policy in support of a durable political solution for Georgia.

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