Insights: Arms Control and Disarmament

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    DPRK (North Korea): Adoption of New Sanctions Resolution

    Tomorrow morning, 7 March, the Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution that will tighten some of the existing sanctions provisions against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and impose additional measures in response to its 12 February nuclear...

    posted on WED 6 MAR 2013
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    Iran Non-Proliferation Briefing

    Tomorrow morning (20 September), Ambassador Néstor Osorio of Colombia—chair of the sanctions committee that deals with Iran (the “1737 Committee”)—is scheduled to present the regular 90-day report of the Committee’s work to the Council. These quarterly Council meetings on Iran...

    posted on WED 19 SEP 2012
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    Nuclear Non-Proliferation Briefing

    Tomorrow (19 April), the Council is scheduled to hold a meeting on nuclear non-proliferation, disarmament and security with a briefing by the Secretary-General. This briefing is a primary focus for the US during its April presidency and follows on the...

    posted on WED 18 APR 2012
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    Council Meeting on DPRK Rocket Launch

    Council members are scheduled to meet this morning (13 April) in consultations to discuss the launch of a rocket by the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK) on 12 April. There appears to be general agreement that launching the rocket,...

    posted on FRI 13 APR 2012
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    Briefing by the IAEA

    Tomorrow (14 July) the Council will be briefed by an official from the IAEA on the Syrian nuclear issue. On 9 June in Vienna the IAEA Board of Governors adopted a resolution expressing “serious concern” over “Syria’s lack of cooperation...

    posted on WED 13 JUL 2011
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    Insights on the Counter-Terrorism Subsidiary Bodies

    It seems the 1267 Committee (the Committee on sanctions against the Taliban and Al-Qaida) has deferred a decision on the first delisting request processed by the Office of the Ombudsperson, Kimberly Prost. The Committee met on Tuesday 10 May but...

    posted on FRI 13 MAY 2011
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    Insights on Iran and DPRK (North Korea) Sanctions

    It seems the panel of experts that assists the Iran sanctions committee circulated its final report to Council members on Saturday 7 May. The report was due to the Council 30 days before the expiry of the panel’s mandate on...

    posted on TUE 10 MAY 2011
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    Insights on the Taliban and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee

    It seems the 1267 Committee (the Committee on sanctions against the Taliban and Al-Qaida) will meet on Tuesday, 10 May, to decide upon the first delisting request processed by the Office of the Ombudsperson, Kimberly Prost. Under the terms of...

    posted on THU 5 MAY 2011
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    Insights on Small Arms

    The Secretary-General’s report on small arms and light weapons was circulated yesterday (Wednesday, 20 April). The Council is expecting a briefing on Monday, 25 April, possibly by the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Sergio Duarte. The Secretary-General’s report recommends that...

    posted on THU 21 APR 2011
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    Insights on the Iran Sanctions Committee

    Tomorrow afternoon, Colombian Ambassador Nestor Osorio,will brief Council members for the first time as the chair of the 1737 Committee on Iran. He is expected to report on the work of the sanctions committee including the sanctions committee’s panel of...

    posted on WED 16 MAR 2011