II. Japanese Participation in UN Peacekeeping

UN Peacekeeping Operations in El Salvador

   Japan dispatched 15 electoral observers - three national government officers, one local government officer, and 11 individuals from the private sector - to the UN Observer Mission in El Salvador (ONUSAL) to monitor the presidential, vice-presidential, and national legislative elections held on March 20 and April 24, 1994.

   Of these, 10 observers were assigned to the San Salvador regional office near the capital of San Salvador and five to the Santa Ana regional office near the city of Santa Ana. There, they were paired with observers from other countries and monitored the preparation of polling stations, the election process, ballot collection, and ballot counting. They monitored the electoral process before and after the balloting according to a checklist of tasks prepared by ONUSAL.

   The observers worked at various schools and gymnasiums that served as polling stations. They worked long hours with dedication under the blazing sun and in hot, humid buildings.

The Republic of El Salvador

Population:5.52 million (1993)
Capital:San Salvador
Ethnic divisions:84% are mixed-blood Indios and whites


  • Posting of Japanese Electoral Observers


Japanese observers monitering the election process
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