After the official United Nations and World Health Organization group had archived a lot of people have made characters with them being affiliated with either the United Nations or the World Health Organization. As one of the people that was officially a part United Nations Lore group, myself and some of my friends have reached out to multiple people regarding their characters so they would be properly set up and so they would get filled in on what had happened with the UN/WHO and the 1st Response Unit. So I've decided to write this up so we and the staff team can easily just give this out to the people making UN/WHO characters so they can be filled in with everything regarding what happened to the United Nations in the world and Chernarus.
Some dates might not be 100% correct as I need to remember some stuff from the top of my head as they haven't been written down anywhere.
7th of July, 2017: The outbreak in Chernarus begins
The troubles in Chernarus begins around the 7th of July, which is all detailed on the official lore page on the forums
11th of July, 2017: The United Nations approves the mission to assist the people of Chernarus
A Chernarussian representative had gone before the United Nations with a desperate plea for the UN and western world to bring aid and research the growing unknown epidemic sweeping the nation. The meeting dictated a unanimous decision with a very meager budget due to a fund shortage. Allotted $7,000,000 and just 500 total personnel the operation was sent directly to Miroslavl.
On the 11th of July is when the first outreach from the UN was approved after civil unrest that had spiraled out of control faster than any other recent disaster man made or natural.
17th of July, 2017: United Nations forces and World Health Organization personnel arrive to Chernarus in Miroslavl.
Due to time organizing the equipment, and personnel on such short notice it took 5 days to finally get boots on the ground. The operation grabbed spare personnel from various places around the globe.
On the 17th of July is when all 500 United Nations and World Health Organization personnel arrived the in Forward Operating Base in Miroslavl. They set up an immediate response and research center working with government officials to give relief efforts the best they could. A separate unit was being organized and sent to the epicenter of the virus, a region known as South Zagoria.
23rd of July, 2017: United Nations forces arrives to South Zagoria
One hundred personnel were sent the same day to South Zagoria. Leading the Unit was Col. Jack Ripley who has briefed along with other high ranking officers directly by the Secretary General of the UN on the situation. Upon arriving within 10 kilometers of the confirmed FOB site they ran into a horde of infected, abandoned cars, and people in a chaotic frenzy. In the ensuing chaos, the unit got separated and many lost their lives in the fight through the massive roadblock. Ripley lead as many as he could down the highway and eventually made their way to Chapaevsk. Setting up the F.O.B. the remaining personnel began relief efforts and researching the infection.
On the 23rd of July, the United Nations forces arrived to their FOB in Chapaevsk, call-sign: ''Sierra-Romeo''.
25th of July, 2017: United Nations FOB moved to Kabanino
//I'm using this date from the official timeline, but I know that we spent approximately 1,5 weeks in Chapaevsk before we moved to Kabanino. I'm still going to leave the 25th as the date since it's on the official timeline for the server.
A day before the new FOB was setup, leading officers Col. Jack Ripley, Maj. Kristian Holmen from United Nations and lead researcher Dr. Faith Capella from World Health Organization had arranged a meeting with officers from the Russian [VDV] Vozdushno-Desantnye Voyska Rossii where it was agreed upon to move the FOB from Chapaevsk to Kabanino to begin a joint operation between the forces.
On the 25th of July 2017, the United Nations and the VDV had a joint operation in the town of Kabanino, call-sign: ''Romeo-Foxtrot''.
This joint operation helped the Chernarussian Defense Forces and the NATO Forces to make contact with the United Nations and VDV forces in South Zagoria in the field to then create relations between all forces.
This operation did not come without troubles, from constant threats and gunfire from civilians that was displeased to civilians that wished to cause chaos and because of extremely poor working conditions for the doctors, it was eventually decided by Col. Ripley to moved the FOB from Kabanino to the airfield located by the town of Krasnostav.
1st of August, 2017: United Nations FOB moved to the North-East Airfield
On the 1st of August, the United Nations Forces arrived to the North-East Airfield, Call-sign: ''Oscar-Golf''.
Because of poor communication between the United Nations and everyone else, it was thought that we had completely abandoned them at Kabanino, until 2 days later a broadcast was made to again to official announce the location and the new FOB of the United Nations Forces. Almost everyone was displeased with the United Nations because of what happened and how it was handled during these couple of days.
The VDV was extremely displeased since their soon to be announced quarantine zone and this FOB was too close to it, especially since the United Nations FOB brought to it a lot of civilians to seek shelter and relief. VDV Lieutenants and Captains was in constant talks with Maj. Kristian Holmen where they in the end gave him an ultimatum, move out of the airfield or they would attack the UN with their entire force. After having a quick discussion with Col. Ripley, it was decided to move the FOB back to Chapaevsk.
6th of August, 2017: United Nations FOB moved back to Chapaevsk
On the 6th of August, the United Nations forces arrives back to their original FOB in Chapaevsk, call-sign: ''Sierra-Romeo''.
Everyone at the previous FOB was notified that we were moving down south again and a broadcast was made for everyone that could hear to inform that that the United Nation Forces had moved yet again. People appreciated the communication, but a lot of people were displeased that the United Nations FOB moved around so frequently.
The peacekeepers and doctors yet again sets up their equipment and continued to do their work there.
7th-9th of August, 2017: Security council is formed with underlining trouble
On the 7th of August, Col. Ripley joined with doctors and peacekeepers goes down towards the airfield located by Balota where there is a meeting put up to discuss the troubled water between all the military forces currently in South Zagoria; VDV, CDF, UN and NATO. The meeting was set with hopes of cooperation between all forces.
On the 9th of August, the NATO Forces were patrolling the United Nations FOB when they suddenly walked out of camp because of reason stated; ''Check upon a disturbance that was reported''. 15 minutes after they left the camp, VDV Forces arrived and took over the United Nations in a surprise attack, taking all officers, doctors and peacekeepers currently present as hostages.
The VDV were in talks with the officers of United Nations making demands about them no longer operate here, the United Nation officers didn't take demands or orders from the Russian Forces so shortly afterwards a Chernarussian officer arrived to the FOB and gave the United Nation officers a time limit of 24 hours to pack up everything and return to Miroslavl for reassignment.
After this was acknowledged, the VDV and CDF forces returned to their respective bases, the NATO Forces returned to the FOB and took the side of the CDF and VDV Forces.
Shortly after this, the VDV took Dr. Capella with them for her to conduct research for them. A rescue operation was conducted with Cpt. Casper Hawk being in charge which ended in a success and Dr. Capella was returned in the hands of the United Nations.
10th of August, 2017: Diplomatic talks with the Major of the CDF and new FOB at the hospital in Berezino
After the incident yesterday Col. Ripley and Maj. Holmen went down to Chernogorsk to meet with Maj. Kuba Zavodny of the CDF to conduct some diplomatic talks. After the meeting was settled it was agreed upon that the United Nations Forces would move to the hospital in Berezino and continue their operation from there.
On the 10th of August, the United Nations started operation at their new FOB from the Berezino Hospital, call-sign: ''Bravo-Hotel.
In the next coming days there would be more tension between the United Nations and VDV Forces where on the 12th of august the first battle between the two of them would occur with no clear victor. With minimal talks and more battles in the next coming days would make the area around Berezino quite dangerous and filled with tension. This tension would last until the VDV was ordered to leave Chernarus as a whole and return to Russia. The situation around the FOB would finally calm down after a long time with fights, tension and battles.
In the remaining time of the month of August the operation around the hospital was relatively normal with some skirmishes occurring against civilian militias.
Towards the end of the month the United Nations in South Zagoria were informed of a possible murder that occurred close by, the CDF were contacted about this and the UN Forces were to conduct a preliminary investigation of this possible murder and then let the CDF handle the matter later on.
2nd-3rd of September, 2017: Investigations on Ground Zero
On the 2nd September 2017, approximately 2345 GMT an expedition was carried out operated by Maj. Holmen with the assistance of Dr. Capella. The mission was to gather information and samples from the Kamensk Military base, designated name; Ground Zero, grid: ‘’079-007’’. The mission was being assisted by local police officers Sgt. Nedved and Cdt. Saunders
After the first day was completed with intelligence gathering, Maj. Holmen decided to rest close to the area without risking exposure to chemical, biohazard or radiation damage to continue to the progress when the sun gives more light exposure. However a concerning matter would be a few peacekeepers reported in to feeling faint as well as one report on feeling sick. Peacekeepers suffering from this will be ordered to stay in the camp until the operation is fully completed.
Major Holmen requested any peacekeepers feeling any sort of sickness such as fatigue, dizziness and/or vomiting to stay in the camp whilst the others continued the operation.
Day two of the operation was carried out at 2000 GMT on 3rd September 2017 by Maj. Holmen of the United Nations 1st Response Unit of Chernarus. Maj. Holmen, Dr. Capella and Cpt. Hawk found more hazmat suits within the medical clinic with full face gas masks. The caution from sick peacekeepers gave the officials more whereabouts on to follow from this investigation. With a successful found of hazmat suits they continued for the monitoring of Ground Zero with a geiger counter which is measured in grey units.
Upon inspection it was countered that the base begins to peek outside and into the base at 0 to 1.5Gy. From this inspection it is suspected the radiation levels are settled outside of the camp and outside of the forest surrounding it. However up in certain areas which are known as hotpot areas bring the most concern.
Day two was completed and everyone would return to the Berezino hospital. All peacekeepers and doctors that came with on this expedition would fall ill for the next coming days due to the radiation in the area with no one suffering from prolonged effects.
4th-15th of September, 2017: Troubles brewing inside of Berezino Hospital
With the next coming days a lot of peacekeepers were out of commission due to the expedition to Ground Zero. Things were relativity calm in the beginning of the month, but coming into the first week of September a large civilian militia of 20+ people approached the gates of the Berezino Hospital and begun talking demands with Col. Ripley. The Militia wanted the United Nations and the Chernarussian Defense Force to stop all investigations towards this possible murder that had occurred and for the United Nation Peacekeepers to train the civilian militia to be able to fight more effectively with their weapons. The Colonel responded with that he needed time to consult with the other officers regarding this matter.
Col. Ripley wanted to give into the demands of the militia while Maj. Holmen wanted to deny all demands and stand fast at the Berezino Hospital if they were to attack beacuse their demands were not met. The matter was brought up to all doctors and peacekeepers present and everyone got the chance to give their opinion and vote on the matter.
In the end, everyone sided with Maj. Holmen. The result of it all was that the investigation would still be dropped, but there would be no training to be conducted by the peacekeepers. No retaliation was done by the civilian militia for not agreeing to all of their demands.
16th of September, 2017: United Nation evacuation of South Zagoria
The United Nations attempted to evacuate as many survivors from South Zagoria as possible. They mass the survivors at the refugee camp in Stary Sobor and then move everyone to the North West Airfield to evacuate via UN Cargo Planes. However, things don't go according to plan and the evacuation is ambushed before they can evacuate the innocent civilians. Peacekeepers and doctors is at the mercy of killers and psychopaths, as the officers tries to find a way to get the data, samples, and research to the UN Headquarters in Miroslavl for in-depth analysis. In the end Mikael Kabanov betrays his group and allies in order to ensure the samples make it onto the chopper to return to Miroslavl, he spares the lives of Col. Ripley and Maj. Holmen.
For this, he is executed in the aftermath. Because of this incident a lot of peacekeepers and doctors did not make it to the extraction and where then left behind in South Zagoria. The research was prioritized over people.
30th of September, 2017: Change of place
Infected numbers in the area have been significantly thinned by the air force and the final variant of the chemical agent "RR" produced by government scientists and the UN.
The UN general assembly has been moved to Switzerland, operations are being coordinated from there.
8th of November, 2017: Chemical Agent
The UN's research efforts in Miroslavl have advanced, despite only receiving a weekly shipment of personnel and equipment from Ramstein Airbase in Germany.
Despite communication issues and ethical differences in combined UN and CDF efforts to combat the infection have produced a chemical agent that, through repeated tests and the participation of survivors has been shown to reduce the level of brain activity of the infected. This has slowed down the few massive hordes of infected still roaming Chernarus, buying more time for rural scavengers to collect supplies for winter. The UN has remained quiet about whatever advances it has made in terms of research towards finding a cure, but it does seem as if they are moving forward with their efforts.
2nd of January, 2018: Change of main operating base in Chernarus
For the peacekeepers and doctors that was still in South Zagoria it got know to them that the United Nations Headquarters had been moved from Miroslavl to Primorsk due to Takistani incursion and tenuous situation in Miroslavl, forward field units in Chernarus had also been withdrawn. All research that had been acquired within Chernarus had been sent to Switzerland for further research. A few number of WHO and UN peacekeepers were to still be stationed in Miroslavl.
17th of January, 2018: Viral Defense Corps
With local CDF forces withdrawing from South Zagoria along with the UN task force evacuation, the Security Council was left with tough decisions. They had already been convening and debated for weeks on what should be done long before the alleged failure of the UN and NATO forces previously deployed. Many countries thought perhaps it was best to simply destroy the origin of the virus and all those who were infected, regardless of their current status. Others thought it would be best to simply seal off Chernarus, creating a sort of sealed environment and allowing the infection to sort itself out one way or another. Overwhelming consensus, however, was that the majority of the threat came from Chernarus and if they ever hoped to stop the infection, it needed to be staunched like a bleeding wound.
Together with help from all remaining members of the United Nations, a new task force was created. This task force, Viral Defense Corps (VDC), was created with the idea that Ground Zero and the neighboring cities would hold the answers to the infection’s end. With that in mind, assembled soldiers, scientists and government analysts from all over the world were sent to Chernarus to save what they could of the previous UN research and provide much-needed solace to the people residing there.
They went through weeks of revolutionary training being personally coached by some of the very UN operatives who were able to evacuate.
However, things didn't turn out so favorable for the VDC as the members turned on each other when their true mission was revealed.
2nd of February, 2018: Tests of Chemical Agent
After extensive research and development conducted by local UN and WHO personnel a weapon was developed that would immobilize and kill the infected. This gas was manufactured in Switzerland and dropped into dead zones in Germany and France to thin out infected numbers to make life easier for survivors. The result was 5-6 million less infected, but due to the fall of a key production facility the gas is now virtually unavailable.
African nations requested UN assistance in early August following Outbreaks in major cities, but since that time little word or communication has taken place.
31st of May, 2018: Attack on Miroslavl
Late in the evening, May 31st, a small group of insurgents perpetrated an attack on the base of operation inside Miroslavl, where CDF and civilian personnel were besieged by an improvised explosive device and a deadly nerve agent. Estimated death tolls are to be around two hundred people, where around half of them are civilians and the rest are military personnel from the CDF and UN and WHO personnel. It is believed that The Belozersk People’s Republic committed this attack.
A list of around one hundred and twenty personnel and civilians were listed over the radio to let the rest of the people of Chernarus know if any of their loved ones where killed in the attack. The remaining people are yet to be identified or are unable to identify the people at this moment in time.
Personnel at Miroslavl are asking people to contact them on frequency 139.9 to seek information and/or possibly arrange a burial for those who passed away in the attack.
6th of January, 2019: New task force sent to South Zagoria
The world is in panic; many countries are in varying states of disarray. The United States has split down the middle; the West Coast is overrun, the East Coast is teetering on the brink of destruction, the infection has wholly thrown humanity to its knees. Europe isn't much better off, massive chunks of the land were left to the infected, and even smaller pieces had the remnants of civilization. Almost a year after the infection, the U.N began mobilizing teams of peacekeepers branded 'Civilization Restarters' with the intent of bringing the law back to the native countries. Lieutenant Palladino took command of a Platoon of peacekeepers with the sole purpose of restarting humanity in South Zagoria. However, the country was still under rabid contention; many groups claimed the area for themselves, and their numbers were massive. Conflict rose and subsided faster than the sun had risen and set, now there was not only the threat of the infected but also the threat of other groups.
With the central goal of providing aid to all of the people within South Zagoria, Lieutenant Palladino and a platoon of peacekeepers set out to liberate the last section of the country.
6th-16th of January, 2019: Temporary F.O.B established
Upon the 2nd Response unit's arrival to South Zagoria, a temporary F.O.B was established at an abandoned military checkpoint along the coast of South Zagoria. The unit then moved towards the Green Mountain broadcasting station, where they regrouped with a scouting party that was sent in before them. After securing the Green Mountain compound, the unit moved into the city of Zelenogorsk, where they encountered a large number of Chernarussian Nationalists, who were fine with the United Nations operating in the area, after a tense discussion. The United Nations began handing out food and medical supplies to the few civilians they found residing inside of Zelenogorsk.
Due to intelligence that had been gathered about large groups of hostile individuals and due to lack of support from their allies, the unit never ventured past the town of Zelenogorsk.
While UN were stationed in the south, they patrolled the large cities and areas along the coast, providing medical aid, food, and protection from infected to any civilians they found along the way.
16th-18th of January, 2019: New F.O.B established with difficulties
It became quickly apparent that the bulk of the population was in the North, so another F.O.B was established deep into the woods, closer to the northern cities for ease of being able to contact and interact with the population.
A small squad of peacekeepers were sent to the town of Vybor to provide food and medicine to civilians there, however, the squad never returned, rumors said that they were killed in action by local bandit groups.
It quickly became clear for the task force that they were no match for the countless large groups of bandits up in the northern regions, who would always have reinforcements from their allies, as more and more UN patrols were attacked.
19th of January, 2019: Aid, relations and fighting at a fortified checkpoint
Lieutenant Palladino decided to establish a fortified checkpoint along the road going North out of Zelenogorsk, where radio broadcasts were made to call in civilians to the location if they needed assistance to minimize the need and risk of UN peacekeepers having to go North into hostile territory.
The first hours of the checkpoint being operational went over well with civilians arriving and leaving on good terms and it gave the opportunity for the peacekeepers to meet and create relations with local Chernarussian police officers that had arrived to the checkpoint.
The peaceful period would shortly end after a group of people known as PAMYATI approached the checkpoint with a UN peacekeeper as hostage, demanding the UN to hand over the Chernarussian police officers within the checkpoint for the peacekeeper or else they would forcibly take them. As this was taking place, a group named The Green Dragons had surrounded the checkpoint, creating a high tense situation.
Lt. Palladino decided to stand his ground and protect the police officers, civilians and themselves from the two groups by attempting to arrest the aggressors.
However this was unsuccessful and as the two groups was closing in further onto the checkpoint a firefight ensued causing heavy casualties on both sides.
22nd-23rd of January, 2019: Diplomatic talks with PAMYATI
After some days of recovery, the checkpoint was reestablished and again the PAMYATI arrived to the checkpoint, but this time with diplomatic intentions in mind.
They proposed that the peacekeepers were to disarm themselves of any and all assault rifles and were to only to defend themselves in life and death situations. No aiding of civilians or other groups of people were permitted. The alternative was that PAMYATI would attack the UN with all of their allies, PAMYATI gave Lt. Palladino 24 hours to come to a decision.
Lt. Palladino decided to agree with the terms that PAMYATI had given and then tried to enlist the help from the French Foreign Legion and The Saviors to push PAMYATI and their allies back up into the northern regions. The peacekeepers themselves were split on the decision on whether or not to cooperate with PAMYATI.
This plan backfired as the French Foreign Legion leaked information about the United Nations intentions to the PAMYATI, angering them. The Saviors never showed up when they were called to aid.
PAMYATI quickly changed their proposal to an even more aggressive stance, this was to replace Lt. Palladino with a Russian officer and to transfer the control over the 2nd response team from the United States to the Russian Federation.
27th-28th of January, 2019: Lt. Palladino goes M.I.A and Lt. Watson takes over
After days of discussion between PAMYATI and United Nations, Lt. Palladino went alone deep into the woods with the rest of PAMYATI as a final attempt to make peace between both groups, a couple of peacekeepers attempted to stop him, but to no avail. Lt Palladino never returned and is presumed to have been executed. He has been classed as M.I.A ever since.
PAMYATI then attempted to gain control of the United Nations, but failed as the rest of the peacekeepers retaliated towards them.
Canadian Lt. Richard Watson took over Lt. Palladino's place and the mission was then handed over to the Canadian government, with PAMYATI and the rest of the hostile bandit type groups being labeled as terrorist organizations.
Key notes regarding the 1st Response Unit:
Commanding officers of the United Nations 1st Response unit:
- Colonel Jack Ripley
- Major Kristian Holmen
- Captain Casper Hawk
Lead researcher of the World Health Organization and her work:
- Dr. Faith (Capella) Hawk
- World Health Organisation - Documentation, Cases and Notes
- Infection - Strain RNA (Theories and Clues)
- Documentation and Blood Bags for WHO Research
- United Nations Investigation Case: Ground Zero
- Research Information Going Public from WHO Employee (RADIO)
Key notes regarding the 2nd Response Unit:
Commanding officers of the United Nations 2nd response unit:
- 1st Lt Nunzio Palladino
- Lt. Richard Watson
Credit to @Chernon for helping and providing info for the 2nd Response unit
This the brunt part of the UN/WHO timeline so far, credit due to everyone in the sources below and everyone that has been a part of the role play to make all of this happened, I will try to keep this updated as time goes on.
Please do give any feedback or suggestions you might have on the timeline.