International Conference on Former Yugoslavia-mission (ICFY-mission)

10 October 1994 - 30 March 1996
Military personnel

In the summer of 1994, Yugoslavian President Milosevic tried to use a political gesture to achieve a relaxation of the international embargo against his country. He closed the border between the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) and the unmanageable 'Bosnian Serb Republic'.

Agreement for observer mission

The contact group for the former Yugoslavia demanded, however, that international observers be allowed to control the border. On 17 September 1994, the FRY agreed to a non-uniformed observer mission: the International Conference on Former Yugoslavia mission (ICFY). All the observers were granted diplomatic status. The Security Council mandated the observer mission along the Serb-Bosnian border on 23 September 1994.