Chronology of Events

revised on 4 June 2012

Ethiopia/Eritrea

September 2003

Ethiopia refused to allow the full demarcation of the border.

April 2002

The Boundary Commission handed down the demarcation decision.

December 2000

The Algiers Peace Agreement was signed.

September 2000

The Council increased UNMEE’s troop levels to 4,200.

July 2000

The Council established the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE).

June 2000

The Cessation of Hostilities Agreement was signed and the Temporary Security Zone was established.

May 2000

A Council mission visited both countries; fighting resumed three days later.

1999

The conflict escalated to full-fledged war. Both parties accepted the Framework Agreement.

1998 to 2000

Ethiopia and Eritrea skirmished over border territories.

1998

Eritrea took over the Ethiopian-administered town of Badme, and a battle ensued.

1993

Eritrea became independent.

1962

Ethiopia annexed Eritrea; fighting began.

1952

Eritrea and Ethiopia formed a federation pursuant to UN General Assembly resolution 390 (V).