The United Nations Verification Mission in Guatemala -- the peacekeeping mission within the larger civilian and humanitarian MINUGUA mission -- was established by the Security Council in resolution 1094 (1997) on 20 January 1997 for a three-month period to verify the Agreement on the Definitive Ceasefire between the Government of Guatemala and the Unidad Revolucionaria Nacional Guatemalteca (URNG), which was signed at Oslo on 4 December 1996.

Verification functions under the Oslo Agreement (S/1996/1045) included observation of a formal cessation of hostilities, the separation and concentration of the respective forces of forces, and the disarmament and demobilization of URNG combatants in assembly points specifically prepared for this purpose.


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