Lieutenant-General Emmanuel Alexander Erskine

Commissioner - National Reconciliation Commission (Ghana) (May 2002 - )

Chief of Staff - United Nations Truce Supervision Organisation (UNTSO) (1981 - 1986)

Force Commander - United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) (1978 - 1981)

Chief of Staff - United Nations Truce Supervision Organisation (UNTSO) (1976 - 1978)

Deputy Force Commander - United Nations Emergency Force Two (UNEF 2) (1974 - 1976)


Selected Works


Peacekeeping Techniques for Africa's Conflict Management [Academic Literature, Afram Publications, 2000]

Guidelines on Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration of Ex-Combatants in a Peacekeeping Environment [UN Training Unit of UN Peacekeeping Operations, 1999]

Mission with UNIFIL: An African Soldier's Reflections [Historical non-fiction, Christopher Hurst, 1989]

Lieutenant General Emmanuel Alexander Erskine (born 19 January 1937) is a retired Ghanaian soldier and politician. He is a former Chief of Army Staff of the Ghana army. He is also a former commander of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) and the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).

Erskine trained in various military institutions in the United Kingdom. He had telecommunications training at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst in England, completing in 1960. He was also at the Staff College, Camberley in 1968. He also trained at the Royal College of Defence Studies in 1968 and 1972.

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