Stabilisation Force Bosnia-Hercegovina
The Stabilisation Force
(SFOR) will deter hostilities and stabilise the peace, contribute to a secure environment by providing a continued military presence in the Area Of Responsibility (AOR), target and coordinate SFOR support to key areas including primary civil implementation organisations, and progress towards a lasting consolidation of peace, without further need for NATO-led forces in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Initially, SFOR's size was around 32,000 troops in Bosnia and Herzegovina - approximately half that of IFOR. Building on the general compliance with the terms of the Peace Agreement, the smaller-sized SFOR was able to concentrate on the implementation of all the provisions of Annex 1A of the Peace Agreement, i.e.:
Stabilisation of the current secure environment in which local and national authorities and other international organisations can work.
Providing support to other agencies (on a selective and targeted basis, in view of the reduced size of the forces available).