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Paris Peace Agreements on Cambodia Conflicts singed by signatory countries and parties on 23 Oct 1991 is the ONLY WAY to solve all Cambodia, regional and international conflicts.
Cambodia - 20 years on from the Paris Peace Agreements
On 23 October 1991, 19 governments gathered to sign the Paris Peace Agreements which offered a comprehensive political settlement aimed at ending the “tragic conflict and continuing bloodshed in Cambodia”.
Soldiers from the Khmer people’s National Liberation Front pray for peace © Banteay Meanrith, Cambodia Conflict had convulsed the country for more than twenty years, with violence and bloodshed reaching unimaginable levels during the 1975-1979 Khmer Rouge regime when an estimated 1.7 million people lost their lives to violence and famine.
Under the terms of the Accords, the United Nations would send a mission to Cambodia (UNTAC) until 1993 which would supervise the ceasefire, prepare the country for a new Constitution and for free and fair elections. Importantly, the UN mission was explicitly mandated to foster “an environment in which respect for human rights shall be ensured” so that the policies and practices of the past should not return.
The Agreements also recognized the need for on-going monitoring of the human rights situation in the fragile democracy. Following the 1993 general elections, the United Nations set up an office in Cambodia focused on the protection and promotion of human rights.
Paris Peace Accords
Agreements on a Comprehensive Political Settlement of the Cambodia Conflict
Signed 23 October 1991
Signatories People's Republic of Kampuchea, FUNCINPEC, KNPLF and the Khmer Rouge (NADK) as well as the Governments of Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, China, France, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, USSR, United Kingdom, USA, Vietnam, and Yugoslavia
Commenting on the two decades that have passed since the signing of the Agreements, Professor Subedi noted that peace and stability have brought “enormous dividends” to the country.
However, Subedi said, “the Agreements will remain relevant until their vision is a reality for all Cambodians.”
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