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Chronology of Main Events
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2007

29 June 2007

The Security Council meets and adopts resolution 1762 (2007) which immeditely terminated the mandate of UNMOVIC.

29 June 2007

The Acting Executive Chairman briefs the Security Council on UNMOVIC's 29th report and gives an assessment of the work of UNMOVIC and that of UNSCOM before it.

27 June 2009

UNMOVIC publishes its 1,000 plus page Compendium on Iraq's proscribed WMD programmes

23-24 May 2007

The UNMOVIC College of Commissioners holds its twenty-sixth session in New York.

29 May 2007

The Acting Executive Chairman submits the 29th Quarterly Report to the Security Council . (S/2007/314).

23 February 2007

The Acting Executive Chairman submits the 28th Quarterly Report to the Security Council (S/2007/106).

20-21 February 2007

The UNMOVIC College of Commissioners holds its twenty-fifth session in New York.

2006

22 November 2006

The Acting Executive Chairman submits the 27th Quarterly Report to the Security Council (S/2006/912).

21 November 2006

The Secretary-General proposes (S/2006/907) and the members of the Security Council agree (S/2006/908) that Robert Witajewski (United States) be appointed to the College of Commissioners following the resignation of Francis C. Record.

20- 21 November 2006

The UNMOVIC College of Commissioners holds its twenty-fourth session; in New York.

30 August 2006

The Acting Executive Chairman submits the 26th Quarterly Report to the Security Council (S/2006/701).

24 July 2006

The Compendium summary is released (S/2006/420).

30 May 2006

The Secretary-General proposes (S/2006/339) and the members of the Security Council agree (S/2006/340) that Francis C. Record (United States) be appointed to the College of Commissioners following the resignation of Stephen G. Rademaker.


The Acting Executive Chairman submits the 25th Quarterly Report to the Security Council (S/2006/342).

23- 24 May 2006

The UNMOVIC College of Commissioners holds its twenty-third session; in New York.

28 February 2006

The Acting Executive Chairman submits the 24th Quarterly Report to the Security Council (S/2006/133).

21- 22 February 2006

The UNMOVIC College of Commissioners holds its twenty-second session; in New York

2005

29 November 2005

The Acting Executive Chairman submits the twenty-third quarterly report to the Security Council (S/2005/742).

21- 22 November 2005

The UNMOVIC College of Commissioners holds its twenty-first session; in New York..

30 August 2005

The Acting Executive Chairman submits the twenty-second quarterly report to the Security Council (S/2005/545).

25 August 2005

The Secretary-General proposes, (S/2005/540) and the members of the Security Council agree (S/2005/541) that Yongshou Lu (China) be appointed to the College of Commissioners following the resignation of Chen Weixiong.

24- 25 August 2005

The UNMOVIC College of Commissioners holds its twentieth regular session; in New York.

8 June 2005

The Acting Executive Chairman briefs the Security Council on the Commission's twenty-first quarterly report (S/2005/351).

27 May 2005

The Acting Executive Chairman submits the twenty-first quarterly report to the Security Council (S/2005/351).

24 - 25 May 2005

The UNMOVIC College of Commissioners holds its nineteenth regular session, in New York.

23 May 2005

The Secretary-General proposes, ( S/2005/333) and the members of the Security Council agree (S/2005/334) that Stephen G. Rademaker (United States) be appointed to the College of Commissioners following the resignation of Susan Burk. .

8 March 2005

The Acting Executive Chairman briefs the Security Council on the Commission's twentieth quarterly report (S/2005/129).

28 February 2005

The Acting Executive Chairman submits the twentieth quarterly report to the Security Council (S/2005/129).

23 - 24 February 2005

The UNMOVIC College of Commissioners holds its eighteenth regular session, in New York.

2004

7 December 2004

The Acting Executive Chairman briefs the Security Council on the Commission's nineteenth quarterly report.

26 November 2004

The Acting Executive Chairman submits the nineteenth quarterly report to the Security Council (S/2004/924).

17 - 18 November 2004

The UNMOVIC College of Commissioners holds its seventeenth regular session, in New York.

8 September 2004

The Acting Executive Chairman briefs the Security Council on the Commission's eighteenth quarterly report.

27 August 2004

The Acting Executive Chairman submits the eighteenth quarterly report to the Security Council (S/2004/693).

9 June 2004

The Acting Executive Chairman briefs the Security Council on the Commission's seventeenth quarterly report.

28 May 2004

The Acting Executive Chairman submits the seventeenth quarterly report to the Security Council (S/2004/435).

25 May 2004

The UNMOVIC College of Commissioners holds its sixteenth regular session, in Vienna.

5 March 2004

The Acting Executive Chairman briefs the Security Council on the Commission's sixteenth quarterly report.

27 February

The Acting Executive Chairman submits the sixteenth quarterly report to the Security Council (S/2004/160).

24 February 2004

The UNMOVIC College of Commissioners holds its fifteenth regular session, in New York.

19 January 2004

The members of the Security Council agree (S/2004/29) that Anatoliy Scherba (Ukraine) be appointed to the College of Commissioners.

8 January 2004

The Secretary-General proposes, (S/2004/28) that Anatoliy Scherba (Ukraine) be appointed to the College of Commissioners following the resignation of Kostyantyn Gryshchenko.

2003

8 December 2003

The Acting Executive Chairman briefs the Security Council on the Commission's fifteenth quarterly report

26 November

The Acting Executive Chairman submits the fifteenth quarterly report to the Security Council. (S/2003/1135).

21 November

The UNMOVIC College of Commissioners holds its fourteenth regular session, in New York

20 November

The Secretary-General appoints Mr. Chen Weixiong (China) and Ms. Susan Burk (USA) to serve on the College of Commissioners

13 November

Mr. Konstyantyn Gryshchenko (Ukraine) resigns from the College of Commissioners

6 November

Mr. Li Junhua (China) resigns from the College of Commissioners

4 September 2003

The Acting Executive Chairman briefs the Security Council on the Commission's fourteenth quarterly report.

28 August 2003

The Acting Executive Chairman submits the fourteenth quarterly report to the Security Council (S/2003/844).

1 July 2003

The Secretary-General appoints Mr. Demetrius Perricos as Acting Executive Chairman of UNMOVIC.

30 June 2003

Dr Blix ends his appointment as Executive Chairman of UNMOVIC.

19 June 2003

Mr John Wolf (United States of America) resigns from the College of Commissioners.

5 June 2003

The Executive Chairman briefs the Security Council on the Commission's thirteenth quarterly report.

30 May 2003

The Executive Chairman submits his thirteenth quarterly report to the Security Council (S/2003/580)

28 May 2003

The UNMOVIC College of Commissioners holds its thirteenth regular session, in New York.

22 April 2003

The Executive Chairman briefs the Security Council on UNMOVIC's readiness to resume work in Iraq, should the Security Council so decide.

19 March 2003

The Executive Chairman briefs the Security Council on the work programme required under resolution 1284.

18 March 2003

UNMOVIC inspectors withdraw from Iraq.

17 March 2003

The Executive Chairman submits to the Security Council the work programme required under resolution 1284.

7 March 2003

The Executive Chairman briefs the Security Council on the Commission's twelfth quarterly report.

28 February 2003

The Executive Chairman submits his twelfth quarterly report to the Security Council (S/2003/232).

24-25 February 2003

The UNMOVIC College of Commissioners holds its twelfth regular session, in New York.

14 February 2003

The Executive Chairman provides the Security Council with an update on UNMOVIC's work.

12 February 2003

The UNMOVIC College of Commissioners holds a one day special session, in New York.

8 - 9 February 2003

The Executive Chairman visits Baghdad for discussions with representatives of the Government of Iraq.

27 January 2003

The Executive Chairman provides the Security Council with an update required by Security Coucil resolution 1441. 60 days after the resumption of inspections in Iraq.

23 January 2003

The UNMOVIC College of Commissioners holds a one day special session, in New York.

19 - 20 January 2003

The Executive Chairman visits Baghdad for discussions with representatives of the Government of Iraq.

9 January 2003

The Executive Chairman briefs the Security Council on Iraq's declaration and inspection activity.

2002

28 December 2002

Iraq provides UNMOVIC with list of personnel associated with its weapons programmes.

19 December 2002

The Executive Chairman provides an initial briefing to the Security Council on Iraq's declaration.

13 December 2002

The Secretary-General proposes, ( S/2002/1381) and the Security Council accepts (S/2002/1382) that Olga Pellicer (Mexico) be appointed to the College of Commissioners following the resignation of Marjatta Rautio.

7 December 2002

Iraq provides UNMOVIC and the IAEA in Baghdad with a declaration of its weapons programmes, required by Security Council resolution 1441.

6 December 2002

The Chairman briefs the Security Council on his eleventh quarterly report.

3 December 2002

The Executive Chairman submits his eleventh quarterly report to the Security Council (S/2002/1303).

27 November 2002

Inspections resume in Iraq.

26 November 2002

The UNMOVIC College of Commissioners holds its eleventh session, in New York.

25 November 2002

The Executive Chairman briefs the Security Council on his recent visit to Baghdad.

18 -19 November 2002

The Executive Chairman visits Baghdad for discussions with representatives of the Government of Iraq.

8 November 2002

The Security Council adopts resolution 1441

28 October 2002

The Chairman briefs the Security Council on UNMOVIC activity.

18 October 2002

The UNMOVIC College of Commissioners holds a one day special session, in New York.

17 October 2002

The Secretary-General appoints Mr. Bryan Wells (UK) to the UNMOVIC College of Commissioners.

7 October 2002

The Executive Chairman opens the sixth month-long UNMOVIC general training course, in Vienna.

30 September, 1 October 2002

The Executive Chairman of UNMOVIC and the Director General of the IAEA hold a meeting in Vienna with the Iraqi side on practical measures related to the resumption of UNMOVIC inspections.

17 September 2002

The Executive Chairman holds a preliminary meeting with the Iraqi side on practical measures related to the resumption of UNMOVIC inspections and agrees to meet in Vienna for a follow-up meeting on 30 September and 1 October.

16 September 2002

The Foreign Minister of Iraq informs the Secretary-General that Iraq has decided to allow the return of wepons inspectors without conditions (S/2002/1034).

10 September 2002

The Executive Chairman briefs the Security Council on the Commission's tenth quarterly report.

3 September 2002

The Executive Chairman submits his tenth quarterly report to the Security Council (S/2002/981).

29-30 August

The UNMOVIC College of Commissioners holds its tenth session, in New York.

4-5 July 2002

The Executive Chairman takes part in the UN-Iraq dialogue, in Vienna.

6 June 2002

The Executive Chairman briefs the Security Council on the Commission's ninth quarterly report.

31 May 2002

The Executive Chairman submits his ninth quarterly report to the Security Council (S/2002/606).

29 May 2002

The UNMOVIC College of Commissioners holds its ninth session, in Vienna.

1-3 May 2002

The Executive Chairman takes part in the Iraq-UN dialogue at UN Headquarters

8 March 2002

The Chairman briefs the Security Council on his eigth quarterly report.

1 March 2002

The Executive Chairman of UNMOVIC submits his eigth quarterly report to the Security Council (S/2002/195).

18-19 February 2002

The UNMOVIC College of Commissioners holds its eighth session, in Geneva

18 February 2002

The Executive Chairman opens the fifth month-long UNMOVIC general training course in Geneva(click here for the text of his speech)

2001

6 December 2001The Chairman briefs the Security Council on his seventh quarterly report.

1 December 2001

The Executive Chairman of UNMOVIC submits his seventh quarterly report to the Security Council (S/2001/1126).

26-27 November 2001

The UNMOVIC College of Commissioners holds its seventh session, in New York.

16 November 2001

The Security Council accepts the Secretary-General's nomination of Li Junhua (China) to serve on the College of Commissioners (S/2001/1065).

2 November 2001

The Secretary-General proposes that Li Junhua (China) be appointed to the College of Commissioners following the resignation of Cong Guang (S/2001/1064).

31 October 2001

The Secretary-General proposes, (S/2001/1029) and the Security Council accepts (S/2001/1030) that John S. Wolf (United States of America) be appointed to the College of Commissioners following the resignation of Robert Einhorn.

18 September 2001

The Executive Chairman briefs the Security Council on the Commission's sixth quarterly report.

30 August 2001

The Executive Chairman of UNMOVIC submits his sixth quarterly report to the Security Council (S/2001/833).

28-29 August 2001

The UNMOVIC College of Commissioners holds its sixth session, in New York.

7 June 2001

The Executive Chairman briefs the Security Council on the Commission's fifth quarterly report.

1 June 2001

The Executive Chairman submits revised lists of dual-use goods to the Security Council. The lists cover items and materials which are subject to notification to UNMOVIC under the Export/Import monitoring mechanism approved by Security Council resolution 1051 (1996). The Council had asked that the lists be revised by 3 June 2001.

28 May 2001

The Executive Chairman opens the fourth month-long general training course in Ottawa, Canada(click here for the text of his speech).

24 May 2001

The Executive Chairman of UNMOVIC submits his fifth quarterly report to the Security Council (S/2001/515).

21-22 May 2001

The UNMOVIC College of Commissioners holds its fifth session, in New York.

8-9 May 2001

UNMOVIC holds further consultations with interested Member States in New York on its suggested revisions to the lists of chemical and biological equipment and materials to which the export/import monitoring mechanism applies.

25 April 2001

UNMOVIC holds consultations with interested Member States on its suggested revisions to the list of missile equipment and materials to which the export/import monitoring mechanism applies.

6 March 2001

The Chairman briefs the Security Council on his fourth quarterly report.

1March 2001

The Executive Chairman of UNMOVIC submits his fourth quarterly report to the Security Council (S/2001/177).The Executive Chairman's contract is extended for another year.

21 - 22 February 2001

The UNMOVIC College of Commissioners holds its fourth session; in Vienna.

19 February 2001

The third month-long UNMOVIC training course opens in Vienna.

13 - 14 February 2001

UNMOVIC holds consultations with interested Member States on its suggested revisions to the lists of chemical and biological equipment and materials to which the export/import monitoring mechanism applies.

2000

20 December 2000

The Chairman briefs the Security Council on his third quarterly report.

1 December 2000

The Executive Chairman of UNMOVIC submits his third quarterly report to the Security Council (S/2000/1134).

27 - 29 November 2000

The UNMOVIC College of Commissioners holds its third session; in New York.

7 November 2000

The second month-long UNMOVIC training course opens near Paris.

22 September 2000

The Chairman briefs the Security Council on his second quarterly report.

28 August 2000

The Executive Chairman of UNMOVIC submits his second quarterly report to the Security Council (S/2000/835).

23 - 24 August 2000

The UNMOVIC College of Commissioners hold their second session; in New York.

11 July - 10 August

UNMOVIC holds its first month-long training course for potential inspectors.

7 June 2000

The Chairman briefs the Security Council on his first quarterly report.

1 June 2000

UNMOVIC's first quarterly report is sent to the Security Council (S/2000/516).

23 - 24 May 2000

The College of Commissioners holds its first session; in New York.

14 April 2000

The statement by the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, in connection with the consideration of the organization plan, is circulated as a document of the Security Council (S/2000/321).

13 April 2000

The President of the Security Council informs the Secretary-General, by letter, that the members of the Council discussed and, on that basis, approved the organizational plan for UNMOVIC as being in keeping with paragraph 6 of resolution 1284 (S/2000/311).

6 April 2000

The Secretary-General transmits organization plan for UNMOVIC to Security Council members for their approval (S/2000/292).

10 March 2000

The Secretary-General writes to the President of the Security Council, informing him that he has appointed 16 individuals to serve as Commissioners for UNMOVIC (S/2000/207).

6 March 2000

Mr. Jayantha Dhanapala, Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs, writes to the President of the Council, stating that following consultations with the Executive Chairman of UNMOVIC, the Secretary-General has directed him to consult with the Council on the list of UNMOVIC Commissioners whom the Secretary-General proposes to appoint.

1 March 2000

Dr. Hans Blix takes up his appointment as Executive Chairman of UNMOVIC in New York.

7 February 2000

The Secretary-General informs the President of the Council that Dr. Blix will be ready to take up his mandated tasks on 1 March 2000.  Dr. Blix is appointed effective that date.  The Secretary-General begins consultations on the appointment of Commissioners (S/2000/90).

27 January 2000

The President of the Security Council writes to the Secretary-General, informing him that the Council approves the appointment of Dr. Blix (S/2000/61).

26 January 2000

The Secretary-General writes to President of the Security Council proposing Dr. Hans Blix as Chairman of UNMOVIC (S/2000/60).

18 January 2000

The French and Chinese Permanent Representatives inform the President of the Security Council that they believe further consultations are required to find a suitable Executive Chairman.The Tunisian Permanent Representative indicates his Government's acceptance of Amb Ekeus but only if there is consensus on his appointment.

17 January 2000

The UN Secretary-General nominates Amb Rolf Ekeus to be the Executive Chairman of UNMOVIC.  The President of the Security Council circulates a draft letter supporting Amb Ekeus' candidacy.The Russian Permanent Representative informs the Security Council President, by letter that "the Russian Federation can not agree with the proposal".

1999

17 December 1999

The UN Security Council adopts resolution 1284 with four abstentions (China, France, Malaysia and Russian Federation). The Security Council provisional verbatim record (S/PV.4084) is issued.


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