UNMOVIC Commissioners

The Security Council decided that the Secretary-General, in consultation with the Executive Chairman of UNMOVIC and the Security Council members, should appoint suitably qualified experts to serve as a College of Commissioners for UNMOVIC.

The Council also decided that the College of Commissioners for UNMOVIC would meet regularly to review the implementation of Security Council resolution 1284 and other relevant resolutions, and provide professional advice and guidance to the Executive Chairman, including on significant policy decisions and on written reports to be submitted to the Security Council through the UN Secretary-General.

The Secretary-General has appointed the following as Commissioners for UNMOVIC:

Adigun Ade Abiodun (Nigeria)
Reinhard Böhm (Germany)
Ronald Cleminson (Canada)
Thérèse Delpech (France)
Yuriy V. Fedotov (Russian Federation)
Kostyantyn Gryshchenko (Ukraine)
Gunterio G. Heineken (Argentina)
Hannelore Hoppe (United Nations - Department for Disarmament Affairs)
Li Junhua (China)
Takanori Kazuhara (Japan)
Roque Monteleone-Neto (Brazil)
Olga Pellicer (Mexico)
Annaswamy Narayana Prasad (India)
Bryan Wells (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
Cheikh Sylla (Senegal)
John S. Wolf (United States of America)


The Executive Chairman of UNMOVIC, Dr. Hans Blix, chairs meetings of the UNMOVIC College of Commissioners.

The Executive Chairman is required to report to the Security Council every three months on the implementation of resolution 1284.  He must consult the College of Commissioners on these reports.  Thus, meetings of the College of Commissioners are convened at least four times a year. Representatives of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) have attended the meetings as observers.

Meetings of the College have been held as follows:

23 - 24 May 2000; first session; in New York.

23 - 24 August 2000; second session; in New York.

27 - 29 November 2000; third session; in New York.

21 - 22 February 2001; fourth session; in Vienna.

21 - 22 May 2001; fifth session; in New York.

28-29 August 2001; sixth session; in New York.

26-27 November 2001; seventh session; in New York.

18-19 February 2002; eigth session; in Geneva.

29 May 2002; ninth session; in Vienna. 

29-30 August 2002; tenth session; in New York

18 October 2002, special session; in New York

26 November 2002, eleventh session; in New York

23 January 2003, special session; in New York

12 February 2003, special session; in New York

12 February 2003, special session; in New York

24-25 February 2003, twelfth session;in New York

28 May, thirteenth session; in New York