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(Related to the Oil-for-Food Programme)

Resolution 1483, of 22 May 2003 lifted civilian sanctions and provided for termination of the Oil-for-Food Programme within six months, transferring responsibility for the administration of any remaining activity to The Authority representing the occupying powers.

Resolution 1476, of 24 April 2003  was adpoted  by the Security Council, extending the provisions contained in paragraph 4 of resolution 1472 (2003) until 3 June,2003. Those provsions may be subject to further renewal by the Council.

Resolution 1472 of 28 March 2003 was adopted unanimously by the Security Council on 28 March to adjust the Oil-for-Food Programme and give the Secretary-General authority for a period of 45 days to facilitate the delivery and receipt of goods contracted by the Government of Iraq for the humanitarian needs of its people.

Resolution 1454 of 30 December, introduces changes to the list of goods subject to review and approval by the 661 Committee under the United Nations oil-for-food programme. The changes to the goods review list (GRL) also require a thorough review of the List and its procedures, both 90 days after the commencement of phase Xlll of the programme (5 December 2002) and prior to the end of its defined 180-day period (3 June 2003).

Resolution 1447 of 4 December 2002 - renews the oil-for-food programme for another 180 days until 3 June 2003 (phase XIII).

Resolution 1443 of 25 November 2002 - extends phase XII for another 9 days until 4 December 2002.

Resolution 1409 of 14 May 2002 introduces the Goods Review List (GRL) and a new set of procedures for the processing of contracts for humanitarian supplies and equipment. It marks the second most significant change in the programme after resolution 1284 (1999). The resolution also extends the programme for another 180 days (phase XII), effective 30 May 2002. The phase ends on 25 November 2002.

Resolution 1382 of 29 November 2001 - renews the oil-for-food programme for another 180 days until 29 May 2002 (phase XI).

Resolution 1360 of 3 July 2001 - renews the oil-for-food programme for another 150 days until 30 November 2001 (phase X).

Resolution 1352 of 1 June 2001 - extends the terms of resolution 1330 (2000), or phase IX, for another 30 days.

Resolution 1330 of 5 December 2000 - extends the programme for additional 180 days (phase IX).

Resolution 1302 of 8 June 2000 - renews the oil-for-food programme for another 180 days until 5 December 2000 (phase VIII).

Resolution 1293 of 31 March 2000 - increases oil spare parts allocation from $300 million to $600 million under phases VI and VII.

Resolution 1284 of 17 December 1999 - stresses the importance of a comprehensive approach to the full implementation of all relevant Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq and the need for Iraqi compliance with these resolutions. Establishes, as a subsidiary body of the Council, the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) which replaces the Special Commission.

Resolution 1281 of 10 December 1999 - renews the oil for food programme for a further six months (phase VII).

Resolution 1280 of 3 December 1999 - extends phase VI of the oil for food programme for one week, until 11 December 1999.

Resolution 1275 of 19 November 1999 - extends phase VI of the oil for food programme for two weeks, until 4 December 1999.

Resolution 1266 of 4 October 1999, permits Iraq to export an additional amount of $3.04 billion of oil in phase VI to make up for the deficit in revenue in phases IV and V.

Resolution 1242 of 21 May1999 - renews the oil for food programme for a further six months.

Resolution 1210 of 24 November 1998, renews the oil for food programme for a further six months from 26 November at the higher levels established by resolution 1153 and including additional oil spare parts.

Resolution 1175 of 19 June 1998, authorises Iraq to buy $300 million worth of oil spare parts in order to reach the ceiling of $5.256 billion.

Resolution 1158 of 25 March 1998, permits Iraq to export additional oil in the 90 days from 5 March, 1998 to compensate for delayed resumption of oil production and reduced oil prices.

Resolution 1153 of 20 February 1998, allows the export of $5.256 billion of Iraqi oil.

Resolution 1143 of 4 December 1997, extends the oil-for-food Programme for another 180 days

Resolution 1129 of 12 September 1997, decides that the provisions of resolution 1111 (1997) should remain in force, but authorizes special provisions to allow Iraq to sell petroleum in a more favourable time frame.

Resolution 1111 of 4 June 1997, extends the term of SCR 986 (1995) another 180 days.

Resolution 1051 of 27 March 1996, establishes the export/import monitoring system for Iraq.

Resolution 986 of 14 April 1995, enables Iraq to sell up to $1 billion of oil every 90 days and use the proceeds for humanitarian supplies to the country; and sets terms of reference for the Oil-for-Food Programme.

Resolution 778 of 2 October 1992, authorizes transferring back money produced by any Iraqi oil transaction on or after 6 Aug 90 and which had been deposited into the Escrow account, to the states or accounts concerned for so long as the oil exports take place or until sanctions are lifted.

Resolution 712 of 19 September 1991, confirms the sum of $1.6 billion to be raised by the sale of Iraqi oil in a six month period to fund an oil for food programme.

Resolution 706 of 15 August 1991, sets outs a mechanism for an oil-for-food programme and authorizes an escrow account to be established by the Secretary-General.

Resolution 687 of 3 April 1991, sets terms for a cease-fire, maintains the terms of the embargo.

Resolution 661 of 6 August 1990, imposes comprehensive economic sanctions on Iraq exempting food and medicine and establishes the 661 Committee to oversee implementation of the sanctions.