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The Good Friday Agreement provided for the creation of the International Independent Commission for Decommissioning (IICD) to monitor, review and verify the complete disarmament of all paramilitary organizations. The deadline for the end of disarmament was May 2000. The Northern Ireland Arms Decommissioning Act (1997), which received royal approval on 27 February 1997, had a provision in section 7 for the creation of an independent decommissioning commission. The law was passed before the agreement was signed in 1998. That is why the Independent International Commission for Decommissioning was established as soon as the agreement was signed and was led by Canadian General John de Chastelain (1 Disarmament did not begin in 1998). Unionists and Republicans disagreed on the interpretation of the decommissioning wording, with Republicans saying they had no formal ties to the Irish Republican Army (IRA) and were therefore unable to influence the IRA. The issue of dismantling delayed the formation of the executive: David Trimble of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) refused to form the government after the July 1998 elections,2″The Good Friday Agreement – Decommissioning,“ BBC News, May 2006, consulted on 31 January 2013. www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/schools/agreement/policing/decommis… dismantling did not begin in 1998. (i) to recognise the legitimacy of any free choice made by the majority of the people of the North with regard to their status, whether they prefer to continue to support the Union with Great Britain or a united sovereign Ireland; 9. The conference will continue to examine the functioning of the new Anglo-Irish agreement and the mechanisms and institutions put in place under the agreement, including a formal review published three years after the agreement came into force. Representatives of the Northern Ireland administration are invited to take a position in this regard.

The Conference will contribute, if necessary, to any revision of the comprehensive political agreement resulting from the multi-party negotiations, but it will not be empowered to repeal the democratic agreements reached by this agreement. In 2000, the Ministry of Education founded Comhairle na Gaelscola-ochta (CnaG), a representative body of Irish average education. According to the CnaG, in 2012 there were about 90 Irish secondary schools at the pre-school, primary and post-secondary levels, providing nearly 5,000 children with irish and average education.1 It seems that steady progress has been made in promoting irish average education. Before the agreement, fewer than 500 students were enrolled in Irish-language schools. The idea of the agreement was to get the two parties to work together in a group called the Northern Ireland Assembly. The Assembly would take some of the decisions taken previously by the British government in London. Sinn Fein had called for a swift and unconditional transfer of power to Northern Ireland. In February 2010, the extremists Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and Sinn Fein unanimously agreed on a decentralisation law, 1 A police force of 13,000 by 2012 will be reduced to 7,050, of which 30.41% are Catholic and 67.36% evangelical. In addition, the new policy includes 26.82% of female civil servants.2″Workforce Composition Figures Police Service of Northern Ireland“, called on January 29, 2013, www.psni.police.uk/index/updates/updates_statistics/updates_workf… The overall result of these problems was to undermine trade unionists` confidence in the agreement exploited by the anti-DUP agreement, which eventually overtook the pro-agreement Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) in the 2003 general elections.