Fonds United Nations Iraq-Kuwait Observation Mission (UNIKOM) (1991-2003) - AG-003

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AG-003

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United Nations Iraq-Kuwait Observation Mission (UNIKOM) (1991-2003)

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  • 1991 - 2004 (Creation)

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Size/Number of Items/Parts: 28 linear ft. of textual records and other material, No. of Boxes: 53

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UN Iraq-Kuwait Observation Mission

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The United Nations Iraq-Kuwait Observation Mission (UNIKOM) was established 9 April 1991 by means of Security Council resolution 689 (1991). UNIKOM's original mandate was to monitor a newly created demilitarized zone (DMZ) along the Iraq-Kuwait border, which included the determent of boundary violations and observation of hostilities between the territories of Iraq and Kuwait. In addition, UNIKOM maintained contact with and provided support to other United Nations missions in these two countries.

Following a number of incidents along the border in its first two years, on 5 February 1993, per resolution 806 (1993), the UNIKOM mandate was expanded to include the capacity to physically prevent or respond to violations in the DMZ. With the arrival of a mechanized infantry battalion in late 1993, UNIKOM's operations were modified accordingly; on 1 January 1994, the Head of Mission's appointment was changed from Chief Military Observer to Force Commander. On 17 March 2003, with the U.S.-led military campaign in Iraq eminent, the Secretary-General suspended UNIKOM's operations. On 3 July, Security Council extended UNIKOM's mandate for a final six-month period, and on 6 October, UNIKOM was dissolved by resolution 1490 (2003).

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Fonds consists of the records of the United Nations Iraq-Kuwait Observation Mission created in the course of its operations. Arrangement is in the following record series:

Records of the Office of the Force Commander - Correspondence with Iraq, Kuwait and the Gulf Cooperation Council
Records of the Office of the Force Commander - Minutes of meetings
Records of the Office of the Force Commander - Liaison offices, patrol & observation bases, and Kheitan Support Centre
Records of the Office of the Force Commander - Incidents, complaints and violations
Records of the Office of the Force Commander - Boundary Demarcation Commission
Records of the Office of the Force Commander - Return of Kuwaiti property and missing persons
Records of the Office of the Force Commander - Operational subject files
Records of the Office of the Force Commander - Plaques
Records of the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer - UNIKOM Service Insitute, UNIKOM Club, and Kheitan Club
Records of the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer - Correspondence
Records of the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer - Operational subject files
Records of the Office of the Chief Operations Officer - Maps and related records
Records of the Office of the Chief Operations Officer - Operational subject files
Records of the Security & Safety Section - Investigation reports
Records of the Security & Safety Section - Operational subject files
Records of the Procurement Section - Local Committee on Contracts meetings
Records of the Claims and Property Survey Board Unit - Property survey cases
Records of the Office of the Chief Military Personnel Officer - Memorabilia
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