United Nations Iraq-Kuwait Observation Mission (UNIKOM)

Mission d'observation de l'ONU en Irak et au Koweït (MONUIK)

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9 Apr 1991, as part of United Nations Peace-keeping Operations, by E-XE3376 - United Nations Security Council (UNSC) pursuant to resolution 689 (1991), within F-XF1000 - United Nations System, in the framework of A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN). F-XE1048 - United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) was also involved in setting up UNIKOM. Headquarters in Umm Qasr (Iraq). Set up for an indefinite period with modalities reviewed every 6 months. Mandate suspended 17 Mar 2003.


Monitor the demilitarized zone established along the border between Iraq and Kuwait and the Khawr'Abd Allah waterway; deter violations of the boundary through presence in and surveillance of the demilitarized zone; observe any hostile action mounted from the territory of one state against another. From Feb 1993, terms of reference extended so as to take physical action to prevent violation of the DMZ and the newly demarcated border between Iraq and Kuwait.


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Headquarters; liaison offices in Baghdad (Iraq) and Kuwait. Support Centre in Kuwait City. Authorized strength: 3,645 armed and unarmed military personnel.


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GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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