UNEF


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UNEF

(ˈjuːˌnɛf)
n acronym for
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) United Nations Emergency Force
2. (Military) United Nations Emergency Force
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The next day, General Riqqi informed Amer that he was unable to withdraw UNEF unless ordered by the UN Secretary General U Thant.
Then in 1967, Nasser's bungling diplomacy led him to tell UNEF to get out of Egypt, the UN Secretary-General, U Thant, foolishly acceded, and the resulting Six Day War led to a huge Egyptian-Syrian-Jordanian defeat.
and Syrian border deployments and the ejection of the UNEF.
He also has served in the UNEF mission in Sinai, the UNPROFOR mission in Croatia, and the ASIDT in Albania.
The Assembly called for an Israeli withdrawal, and established the UN Emergency Force, UNEF, the first UN peacekeeping operation.
When UNEF 2 was established in October 1973, Lieutenant-General Siilasvuo of Finland, appointed as its commander, was obliged to improvise a Force HQ from UN observers who happened to be at hand.
Since the establishment of the first UN peacekeeping mission, UNEF I, in 1956, international lawyers have raised questions about the legal aspects of these operations.
The first mandate for UNEF was to "secure and supervise the cessation of hostilities, including the withdrawal of the armed forces of France, Israel, and the United Kingdom from Egyptian territory and, after the withdrawal, to serve as a buffer between the Egyptian and Israeli forces and to provide impartial supervision of the ceasefire.
The operations section of the Egyptian chief of staff laid out and scripted Plan Qahir, assigning orders of battle and areas of operation within the Sinai from the canal zone to the thin layer of UNEF forces manning the Egyptian-Israeli border.
UNEF, 1956-1967, was the first to supervise withdrawal of forces following the Suez crisis, then to act as a buffer between Egyptian and Israeli forces.
When Egypt's President Nasser ordered UNEF out of Egypt, on May 16, 1967, the United States did not react.
He has served in the UNEF mission in Sinai the UNPROFOR mission in Croatia, and the ASIDT in Albania.