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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

UNTSO was founded to facilitate peace in the Middle East
Kyle Webster at 12:00 AM ET

On May 29, 1948, the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) was founded by the UN Security Council through Resolution 50 [PDF] with the goals of assisting with peace in the Middle East and responding to tensions that resulted from the founding of Israel. The UNTSO still exists today as one of the UN's ongoing peacekeeping operations. It has acted as a go-between for hostile parties and as international observers working to help achieve peace and maintain a UN presence in the region.

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