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Kittani, Ismat

(Iraq, 1929 – 2001) Politician, Diplomat Ismat Kittani began his career with the United Nations in 1958 when he was appointed Acting Permanent Representative of Iraq to United Nations Headquarters. In 1961 he was reassigned to serve as Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations Office in Geneva. In 1964, Mr. Kittani returned to New York to join the UN Secretariat, [...]

Posted in Iraq, Iraq-Iran War, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar

Lavrov, Sergey Viktorovich

(Russia, 1950 – ) Minister of Foreign Affairs, Russia; Diplomat Sergey Lavrov served as President of the Untied Nations Security Council seven times throughout his diplomatic career. His terms as President include December 1995, June 1997, July 1998, October 1999, December 2000, April 2002 and June 2003. This, in addition to Russia's permanent position in the Council, gave Mr. Lavrov an intimate knowledge of how [...]

Posted in Iraq, Security Council, UNSCOM

Kay, David A.

(United States of America, 1940 – ) Former Weapons Inspector From 1991 to 1992, Dr. David Kay worked as the United Nations Chief Weapons Inspector. After the 1991 Gulf War, he led the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) inspection missions in Iraq. The purpose of these inspections was to search out and destroy banned chemical, biological and nuclear weapons. Following his work [...]

Posted in IAEA, Iraq

Pickering, Thomas R.

(United States of America, 1931 – ) Diplomat Ambassador Pickering had a diplomatic career which spanned for four decades. This included ambassadorships in Jordan (1974-1978), Nigeria (1981-1983), El Salvador (1983-1985), Israel (1985-1988), United Nations (1989-1992), India (1992-1993) and Russia (1993-1996). During his assignment as Permanent Representative to the United Nations, he played a critical role [...]

Posted in Iraq, UN Special Commission, Weapons of Mass Destruction

Gallucci, Robert L.

(United States of America, 1946 – ) Academic, Diplomat Prior to being assigned as Deputy Executive Chairman of the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM) overseeing the disarmament of Iraq, Robert Gallucci had an extensive career in foreign service, working at the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, the Department of State's Bureau of Intelligence and Research [...]

Posted in Iraq, UN Special Commission, Weapons of Mass Destruction

Duelfer, Charles A.

(United States of America) Civil Servant Known for leading the Iraq Survey Group (ISG) that conducted investigation of the scope of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and releasing the final report on Iraq's purported WMD programs (the Duelfer Report), Charles A. Duelfer's career in national security agencies began working at the White House Office [...]

Posted in Iraq, UN Special Commission, Weapons of Mass Destruction

Buchanan, Ewen

(United Kingdom, 1958 – ) Public Information Officer Dealing primarily in the issues of disarmament, arms control, non-proliferation and regional security issues, Ewen Buchanan served in the British Diplomatic Service from 1983 to 1993, in various postings, including London, Dhaka and Washington, DC. In 1995, he joined the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM) under Security Council [...]

Posted in Iraq, On-Site Inspection, Weapons of Mass Destruction

Boothby, Derek

(United Kingdom) Former Director, UNDPA, Europe Division Derek Boothby joined the United Nations in 1978 as an arms control specialist in the Department for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA). With prior experience from serving as a career officer in the British Royal Navy, he worked on issues of nuclear non-proliferation, conventional arms limitations and verification. In March [...]

Posted in Iraq, UN Special Commission, Weapons of Mass Destruction

Blix, Hans

(Sweden, 1928 – ) Former Director General, IAEA Former Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Dr. Hans Blix started first as a member of Sweden's delegation to the United Nations General Assembly, serving from 1961 to 1981. During his tenure, he was Head of Department at Sweden's Foreign Ministry, rising in 1976 to [...]

Posted in IAEA, Iraq, Weapons of Mass Destruction

Annan, Kofi

(Ghana, 1938 – ) Former Secretary-General Mr. Kofi Annan of Ghana was the seventh Secretary‑General of the United Nations (1997 to 2006).  A United Nations veteran, he was the first to make the transition from the ranks of United Nations staff to become the Organization’s Secretary-General, having been initially employed by the World Health Organization (WHO) [...]

Posted in Iraq, UN Special Commission, Weapons of Mass Destruction