12 March 2009
Security Council

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York





The Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1267 (1999) concerning Al-Qaida and the Taliban and Associated Individuals and Entities has been tasked by the Council in paragraph 25 of Security Council resolution 1822 (2008) “to conduct a review of all names on the Consolidated List at the date of the adoption of this resolution by 30 June 2010 in which the relevant names are circulated to the designating States and States of residence and/or citizenship, where known, pursuant to the procedures set forth in the Committee guidelines, in order to ensure the Consolidated List is as updated and accurate as possible and to confirm that listing remains appropriate”.

The Committee has commenced the above-mentioned review, which is being conducted in accordance with the procedures set forth in section 9 of the Committee’s Guidelines (attached).  The review pertains to the 489 names that were included on the Consolidated List on 30 June 2008.  Each trimester, the Committee will initiate a review of a subset of names on the Consolidated List by circulating these names to the designating State(s) and the State(s) of residence and/or nationality.

Those States that are approached in connection with the review of a name on the Consolidated List are requested to submit to the Committee, within a three-month period, any updated information on the reasons for listing, as well as any additional identifying information and other information, along with supporting documentation on the respective listed individuals and/or entities, including updates on the operating status of the listed entities, the movement, incarceration or death of the listed individuals and other significant events.

In paragraph 13 of resolution 1822 (2008), the Security Council directed the Committee, with the assistance of the Monitoring Team and in coordination with the relevant designating States, to make accessible on the Committee’s website a narrative summary of reasons for listing for each entry on the Consolidated List.  The Committee has agreed on the concrete modalities for making accessible the summaries of reasons for listing on the Committee’s website, and the first summaries have been placed on the website at the following URL:  http://www.un.org/sc/committees/1267/narrative.shtml.

Whenever possible, the Committee will consider narrative summaries of names in conjunction with conducting the review pursuant to paragraph 25 of resolution 1822 (2008) of the corresponding names.  The designating States will therefore receive, for their consideration, draft narrative summaries of reasons for listing of the individuals and/or entities concerned, prepared by the Monitoring Team.  The designating States will be invited to submit any comments and/or suggestions they may have regarding the draft summaries at the same time as they provide information pertaining to the above-mentioned review.

Both the review pursuant to paragraph 25 of resolution 1822 (2008) and the publication on the Committee’s website of narrative summaries of reasons for listing pursuant to paragraph 13 of that resolution constitute utmost priorities in the work of the Committee.  In order for both processes to produce tangible results, to ensure that the Consolidated List is as updated and accurate as possible, and to confirm whether listings remain appropriate, the cooperation of those States approached by the Committee over the coming months in connection with the review and/or the narrative summaries of reasons for listing will be of the highest importance. 

The Committee trusts that conducting the review and making accessible the narrative summaries of reasons for listing on its website will contribute, along with other efforts of the Committee, to further improving transparency and fair and clear procedures, to strengthening the efficiency of the sanctions regime as well as to assisting Member States in their implementation efforts.

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