United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC)

Commission de contrôle, de vérification et d'inspection des Nations Unies (COCOVINU)

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17 Dec 1999, pursuant resolution 1284 of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) within the framework of United Nations (UN), as a subsidiary organ of the Security Council. Replaces United Nations Special Commission for the Elimination of Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction (UNSCOM), following withdrawal of UNSCOM inspectors from Iraq, Dec 1998. UNMOVIC inspectors were withdrawn from Iraq, Mar 2003; mandate ended June 2007.


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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Inspectors operated in Iraq from 27 Nov 2002 and were withdrawn on 17 Mar 2003, but work continues on a compendium of Iraq's WMD programmes. Gives 4 formal public reports to the Security Council a year.


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Subjects *

  • Fundamental Sciences
    • Chemicals
  • Biosciences
    • Biology
  • Research, Standards
    • Inspection, Tests
  • Defence
    • Arms
  • International Relations
    • United Nations
  • Authenticity
    • Authenticity

UN Sustainable Development Goals **



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1. Jun 2007
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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