New Zealand Defence Force Involvement in the Siege of Sarajevo


UN request NZ to assist with peacekeeping, NZ sends 4 military observers.

February 17, 1992

NZ sends 2 more military observers

August, 1992

NZ sends 3 more military observers

December, 1992

UN names safe-zones in Sarajevo

June, 1993

UN Requests NZ Defence Force to assist

March 8, 1994

NZ agrees to send 250 military members to Bosnia

May 30, 1994 - January 1, 1996

Kiwi troops' goal is to improve life for citizens trapped in Sarajevo

September 12, 1994

NZ's assigned area is the most improves, and troops prepare to come home

November, 1995

UN Resolution states that NATO is to be authorizing military

December 12, 1996

NZ gets a special agreement to be incorparated into NATO's plans

December 12, 1996

10 Kiwis who make up a observation, surveillance and targeting team are deployed

May 15, 2004 - October, 2004

NZ Government approves 10 personnel a Liaison and Observation Team

November, 2005 - April 5, 2007