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|Press Release No: UNIS/SG/A/113|
|Release Date: 13 March 2000|
|Secretary-General Appoints 16 Commissioners for UN Monitoring,
Verification and Inspection Commission
NEW YORK, 10 March (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Office of the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:
Today, the Secretary-General appointed 16 Commissioners for the United Nations Monitoring, Verification, and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC). In accordance with Security Council resolution 1284 of 17 December 1999, the Secretary-General, in consultation with the Executive Chairman of UNMOVIC and the members of the Security Council, is requested to appoint suitably qualified experts as a College of Commissioners for UNMOVIC. The Commissioners will meet regularly to review the implementation of Security Council resolution 1284 (1999) 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 Council through the Scretary-General.
The Commissioners appointed by the Secretary-General are as follows:
Abigun Ade Abiodun (Nigeria) Reinhard Bohm (Germany) Ronald Cleminson (Canada) Cong Guang (China) Therese Delpech (France) Robert Einhorn (United States) Yuriy V. Fedotov (Russian Federation) Kostyantyn Gryshchenko (Ukraine) Gunterio G. Heineken (Argentina) Hannelore Hoppe (United Nations-Department of Disarmament Affairs) Takanori Kazuhara (Japan) Roque Monteleone-Neto (Brazil) Annaswamy Narayana Prasad (India) Marjatta Rautio (Finland) Paul Schulte (United Kingdom) Cheikh Sylla (Senegal) Curricula vitae for the Commissioners are available in the Office of the Spokesman of the Secretary-General.
Hans Blix, in his capacity as Executive Chairman of UNMOVIC, will chair meetings of the UNMOVIC College of Commissioners.
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