Sanctions

  • October 2021

    Somalia

    Monthly Forecast

    In October, the Security Council will engage on the issue of Somalia sanctions on several occasions. The chair of the 751 Somalia Sanctions Committee, Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason (Ireland), will deliver her 120-day periodic briefing to the Council on the activities of the committee. The Council will also receive the report of the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, on the delivery of humanitarian assistance in Somalia and any impediments to aid delivery. The Somalia sanctions regime will expire on 15 November, and the mandate of all members of the Somalia Sanctions Committee’s Panel of Experts will expire on 15 December.

  • September 2021

    Libya

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council will be actively engaged on Libya in September. Early in the month, the Council will hold a briefing on the situation in the country to be followed by closed consultations. The anticipated briefer is the Special Representative and head of the UN Support Mission for Libya (UNSMIL), Ján Kubiš, with a civil society briefer also being considered. The chair of the 1970 Libya Sanctions Committee, Ambassador T.S. Tirumurti (India), is expected to present the report on activities of the committee, which is likely to cover 120 instead of the usual 60 days, as the last scheduled report delivery was postponed due to the high-level nature of the briefing on Libya held in July.

  • On Monday (30 August), the Security Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution that renews the Mali sanctions measures—an asset freeze and travel ban—until 31 August 2022, and the mandate of the Mali Panel of Experts until 30...

  • June 2021

    Somalia

    Monthly Forecast

    In June, the Chair of the 751 Somalia Sanctions Committee, Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason (Ireland) will deliver her 120-day periodic briefing to the Council on the activities of the committee. Council members last renewed the Somalia sanctions measures for one year on 12 November 2020, through the adoption of resolution 2551. The same resolution also extended the mandate of the Panel of Experts on Somalia until 15 December. Committee members received the panel’s interim report in May and will convene to discuss the report’s findings and recommendations on 4 June. This mid-term update is confidential, whereas the panel’s final reports are published. The upcoming final report will be published after its submission to the Council by 15 October.

  • June 2021

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    In June, the Security Council will vote on the renewal of the 1533 Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) sanctions regime and on the mandate renewal of its Group of Experts. The sanctions measures, last renewed by resolution 2528 on 25 June 2020, will expire on 1 July. The mandate of the Group of Experts, due to expire on 1 August, was also last extended by resolution 2528. Both are traditionally renewed at the same time. The final report of the Group of Experts is expected to be shared with members of the Security Council by 15 June. France is the penholder on the DRC; Niger chairs the 1533 Sanctions Committee.

  • This afternoon (28 May), Security Council president China is expected to announce the results of the written voting procedure on a draft resolution renewing sanctions on South Sudan until 31 May 2022—including targeted sanctions (assets freezes and travel bans) and...

  • Tomorrow (15 December), the Security Council will be briefed on the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and the Secretary-General’s 90-day report on South Sudan (S/2020/1180). Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix is expected to brief. Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy...

  • Tomorrow afternoon (25 November) Council members will participate in a virtual Arria-formula meeting organised by China, Niger, Russia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and South Africa on the issue of Unilateral Coercive Measures (UCMs). In addition to the members of...

  • Tomorrow (28 July), the Security Council plans to hold in-person meetings in the ECOSOC chamber in order to, among other things, adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the Central Africa Republic (CAR) sanctions regime until 31 July 2021 and...

  • 4 June 2020

    Libya Sanctions: Vote on a Resolution

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    Tomorrow afternoon (5 June), the Security Council president (France) is expected to announce the result of the voting on a resolution renewing for twelve months an authorisation first put into effect in resolution 2292 of 14 June 2016. The current...

  • Tomorrow (29 January), the Security Council is expected to hold the bimonthly briefing and consultations on the United Nations Assistance Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and Libya sanctions. Special Representative and head of UNSMIL Ghassan Salamé is expected to brief via...

  • 14 November 2019

    Somalia Sanctions Renewal

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    Tomorrow (15 November), the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution on the Somalia sanctions regime, renewing for one year the partial lifting of the arms embargo on Somali security forces, the authorisation for maritime interdiction to enforce the...

  • August 2019

    Iraq

    Monthly Forecast

    In August, the Special Representative and head of UNAMI, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, is expected to brief the Council on the most recent developments in the situation in Iraq and on the two latest Secretary-General’s reports—on UNAMI and on the issue of missing Kuwaiti and third-country nationals and missing Kuwaiti property, including the national archives. Both reports are due in August. UNAMI’s mandate expires on 31 May 2020.

  • December 2018

    Afghanistan

    Monthly Forecast

    In December, the Council will hold its quarterly debate on Afghanistan and will consider the latest Secretary-General’s report on UNAMA. Tadamichi Yamamoto, the Special Representative for Afghanistan and head of UNAMA, is expected to brief. A civil society representative might also brief.   The mandate of UNAMA expires on 17 March 2019.

  • September 2018

    Libya

    Monthly Forecast

    In September, the Council is expected to renew the mandate of UNSMIL and receive briefings by the Special Representative and head of UNSMIL, Ghassan Salamé, and the chair of the 1970 Libya Sanctions Committee, Ambassador Olof Skoog (Sweden). UNSMIL’s mandate expires on 15 September, and the mandate of the Panel of Experts assisting the sanctions committee expires on 15 November.