UN Special Commision Mission
(VN-medaille UNSCOM)


First date issued 1991
Amount issued


Value category Below Average

By its resolution 687 of 3 April 1991, the United Nations Security Council established the terms and conditions for the formal cease-fire between Iraq and the coalition of Member States co-operating with Kuwait. Section C of this resolution called for the elimination, under international supervision, of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles with a range greater than 150 kilometres (km), together with related items and production facilities. It also called for measures to ensure that the acquisition and production of prohibited items were not resumed. The United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM) was set up to implement the non-nuclear provisions of the resolution and to assist the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in the nuclear areas. The precise terms are laid out in paragraphs 7 to 13 of the resolution.

The Netherlands particpated in the period 1991-1998 with 14 civil and military specialists / observers.

Military also recieved the Dutch Commemorative Medal for Multinational Peace Operations Gulf / Iraq

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