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The Paris Peace Agreement Anniversary was reinstated as a national holiday. It was eight years after it was dropped as a day of celebration by a 2004 government directive that dropped the date from the official calendar of national holidays.

The Agreements on a Comprehensive Political Settlement of the Cambodia Conflict were signed by Cambodia and 18 other nations in the presence of the United Nations Secretary-General.

The agreements were the culmination of more than a decade of negotiations in which the Secretary-General had been closely involved from the outset. The first face-to-face talks between all four Cambodian parties took place on the occasion of the Jakarta Informal Meeting (JIM), hosted by Indonesia, in July 1988.

In 1991, the U.N.-backed international agreement ended the country’s protracted civil war and paved the way for Cambodia to move from a communist state to a democracy and allowed the U.N. Transitional Authority to oversee free and fair national elections in 1993.

In 1992 the Agreement also provides the Supreme National Council (SNC) a significant role to ratify a number of international human rights treaties.