Sanctions

  • In an effort to exert leverage on the parties in South Sudan to honour the peace agreement they signed in late August, amid ongoing violations of the ceasefire agreement outlined in the accord, the US last week proposed two additional...

  • Tomorrow afternoon (15 September), the chair of the 1737 Iran Sanctions Committee, Ambassador Román Oyarzun (Spain), is due to provide his quarterly briefing to the Council on the Committee’s work. It will be the first such briefing since Iran, the...

  • There have been several developments in the 2127 Central African Republic (CAR) Sanctions Committee recently. These include the Chair’s visit to the CAR, the Committee meeting with the countries of the region, discussion of the Panel of Experts’ (PoE) midterm...

  • On Tuesday (25 August), the Security Council will hold a briefing and consultations on the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and on the work of the 2206 South Sudan Sanctions Committee. Under Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous and...

  • Tomorrow morning (20 July), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution that begins a process to lift UN sanctions on Iran, while establishing a strong monitoring system of Iran’s nuclear programme. The resolution follows the recently concluded Joint...

  • The annual Security Council retreat with the Secretary-General will start this evening and continue throughout the day tomorrow (6 and 7 April) in Greentree, New York. The Secretary-General and senior staff of the UN Secretariat will meet with the Permanent...

  • 26 March 2015

    Adoption of Two Resolutions on Libya

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    Tomorrow (27 March), the Security Council apppears to be ready to adopt a resolution extending the mandate of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) until 15 September 2015 and the mandate of the Panel of Experts assisting the 1970...

  • Tomorrow morning (3 March) the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution deciding to impose targeted sanctions on spoilers in South Sudan. The draft was circulated to Council members last Tuesday (24 February) during consultations on the UN Mission...

  • 24 November 2014

    Resolution and Briefing on Sanctions

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    Tomorrow, 25 November, the Council is scheduled to hold a briefing and vote on a draft resolution on sanctions. Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman and Interpol Secretary-General Jürgen Stock are the expected briefers. After four meetings at the expert...

  • November 2014

    Sanctions

    Monthly Forecast

    At the initiative of Council President Australia, the Council is scheduled to be briefed on sanctions in November, most likely by Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman and incoming Interpol Secretary-General Jürgen Stock. A resolution is a potential outcome. 

  • Tomorrow morning (11 July), the Security Council expects to discuss the work of the 2127 Central African Republic (CAR) Sanctions Committee and the 751/1907 Somalia-Eritrea Sanctions Committee. The Council will receive the briefing on the CAR Sanctions Committee in a...

  • July 2014

    In Hindsight: Sanctions

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council has recently demonstrated renewed activity in using sanctions as a tool for maintaining international peace and security. With the adoption of resolution 2140 concerning Yemen on 26 February 2014, the Council reached an all-time high number of concurrent sanctions regimes: 15. Some Council members and observers, however, have recognised that there remains considerable room for improvement in UN sanctions design and implementation.

  • Tomorrow (17 June), the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution proposed by the US reviewing the measures against individuals and entities affiliated with Al-Qaida. The resolution also modifies the mandates of the Office of the Ombudsperson and the...

  • Tomorrow morning (17 June), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution making minor adjustments to the functioning of the 1988 Taliban sanctions regime. This adoption follows a review of the implementation of the sanctions regime, called for in...

  • On Monday morning (16 June), Ambassador Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein (Jordan), the chair of the 1521 Liberia Sanctions Committee, is expected to brief members on the Liberia sanctions regime. The briefing is expected to cover the Committee’s activities over the...