Security Council Subsidiary Bodies

  • 28 September 2009

    Update Report No. 2: 1540 Committee

    Update Report

    The 1540 Committee on non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and terrorism is scheduled to hold an open meeting from 30 September to 2 October as part of its comprehensive review. Member states and international, regional and subregional organisations and other entities have been invited to participate in the comprehensive review process and in the open meeting.

  • The chairs of the Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC, established under resolution 1373), Croatia; 1267 Committee (Al-Qaida and Taliban sanctions), Austria; and 1540 Committee (non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction), Costa Rica are expected to address the Council during a public debate in May.

  • The Security Council on 6 January 2009 agreed to elect the following chairpersons of Council committees, sanctions committees, and working groups.

  • The Chairman of the Security Council’s 1267 Committee that monitors sanctions imposed on the Taliban and Al-Qaida, Ambassador Johan Verbeke of Belgium, is expected to brief the Council in closed consultations on 24 April on nations suspected of avoiding compliance with the bans.

  • The Security Council on 3 January 2008 decided the following elections as chairpersons of Council committees, sanctions committees, working groups, and the Council members of the Peacebuilding Commission for 2008.

  • Upcoming Issues in Sanctions and Counter-Terrorism Committees

  • May 2007

    Sanctions Committees Overview

    Monthly Forecast

    Upcoming issues in Sanctions Committee as of May 2007.

  • May 2007

    Upcoming Issues in Sanctions Committees

    Monthly Forecast

    Somalia Sanctions (751 Committee) See Somalia brief in this issue. Al-Qaida/Taliban Sanctions (1267 Committee) The Committee is expected to take up the review, required under its recently revised guidelines, of names on the Consolidated List that have not been updated...

  • March 2007

    Upcoming Issues in Sanctions Committees

    Monthly Forecast

    Somalia Sanctions (751 Committee) The Committee is likely to begin receiving shortly applications under resolution 1744 for exemptions covering supply of material to support the Transitional Federal Government.  These are likely to be proposed under a “no objection” procedure.  Meetings may not...

  • The Security Council has finalised the appointments of its 2007 chairpersons to Council committees, sanctions committees, working groups, and the Council members of the Peacebuilding Commission.

  • December 2006

    CTED Review

    Monthly Forecast

    Partly in response to concerns of member states that the Council was imposing a subsidiary body on the UN with unprecedented responsibility, the CTED was established for an initial period ending 31 December 2007 with the Council to conduct a comprehensive review by December 2005. However, in light of the extended delays between the adoption of resolution 1535 in March 2004 and the CTED becoming operational only on 15 December 2005, the review was reset to take place before 31 December 2006.

  • On 19 December the Council established in resolution 1730 "a focal point" within the UN Secretariat to process submissions for de-listing under resolution 1267 (Al-Qaida and Taliban sanctions) and other sanctions resolutions. The Council also directed other sanctions committees to revise their guidelines for listing and de-listing. This action followed unheralded but important changes to the listing process which were promulgated on 29 November.

  • December 2006

    Al-Qaida & Taliban Sanctions Committee

    Monthly Forecast

    The mandates of the Al-Qaida and Taliban Sanctions Committee (known as the 1267 Committee) and its Monitoring Team are set to expire on 29 December. The Monitoring Team assists the Committee in monitoring implementation of the measures imposed by resolutions 1267, 1333, 1390 and 1617 on Al-Qaida, Usama bin Laden, the Taliban and other individuals, groups, undertakings and entities associated with them.

  • July 2006

    Update on Sanctions Committees

    Monthly Forecast

    In the month ahead, Council sanctions committees are expected to make progress on some of the recommendations of their expert panels, including the Somalia Monitoring Group, which issued a report on 4 May 2006; the Sudan Panel of Experts, which issued a report on 19 April 2006; the Al-Qaida/Taliban 1267 Sanctions Committee, which is due to send the Monitoring Team its report before the end of July; and the Democratic Republic of Congo Group of Experts.

  • March 2006

    Sanctions Committees

    Monthly Forecast

    Over the last sixty years, the Council has utilised this power to establish a very wide range of subsidiary bodies, including: committees, working groups, commissions, missions and international tribunals.