II. Japanese Participation in UN Peacekeeping

UN Peacekeeping Operations in Angola

   As part of its contribution to the UN Angola Verification Mission II (UNAVEM II), Japan dispatched three electoral observers from the national government, local government, and the private sector to Angola to monitor national legislative and presidential elections on September 29 and 30, 1992. Working in teams comprising one Japanese observer and one observer from another country, they monitored several polling stations in their assigned areas. Their mission was to monitor any violations that could undermine the electoral process, such as the casting of multiple ballots by one person and attempts to obstruct the electoral process.

The Republic of Angola

Population:10.28 million (1993)
Ethnic divisions:Ovimbundu (around 40%), Kimbundu (20%),
Bakongo (15%), Chokwe (8%) and others
Language:Portuguese (official Language). Commonly, Bantu
Religion:Mostly indigenous beliefs and Christianity

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