United Nations Special Commission for the Elimination of Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction (UNSCOM)

Commission spéciale des Nations Unies chargée du désarmement en Iraq

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Founded

1991-04-03

History

3 Apr 1991, pursuant to paragraph 9 (b) (i) of resolution 687 (1991) of E-XE3376 - United Nations Security Council (UNSC) within the framework of A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN), adopted under Chapter VII of UN Charter, as a subsidiary organ of the Security Council (resolution 715, Paragraph 4). Proper title: United Nations Special Commission. Replaced by U-XE4148 - United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC), Dec 1999, with same mandate.

Aims

Identify, account for, and eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction - chemical and biological and ballistic missiles with a range greater than 150 km - and capacity to produce such; ensure that Iraq does not reacquire such weapons.

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Structure

Special Commission (meets twice a year), comprising 22 members appointed by UN Secretary-General, including Executive Chairman and Deputy Executive Chairman. Headquarters of the Special Commission and Office of the Executive Chairman located in New York NY (USA). Field Office in Bahrain and Monitoring and Verification Centre in Baghdad (Iraq).

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 15: Life on Land

UIA Org ID

XE3037

Last News

1998

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