Insights: Arms Control and Disarmament

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    Briefing by the 1737 Iran Sanctions Committee Chair

    Tomorrow afternoon (25 June), the chair of the 1737 Iran Sanctions Committee, Ambassador Gary Quinlan (Australia), will present his 90-day report on the work of the Committee to the Security Council. Council members are expected to make statements as well....

    posted on TUE 24 JUN 2014
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    Briefing by the Chair of the 1718 DPRK Sanctions Committee

    Tomorrow afternoon (20 May), the chair of the 1718 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Sanctions Committee, Ambassador Sylvie Lucas (Luxembourg), is scheduled to brief Council members in consultations on the work of the Committee, as is required at least...

    posted on MON 19 MAY 2014
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    Consultations and Possible Response to DPRK (North Korea) Launching Missiles

    This afternoon during informal consultations, Security Council members are scheduled to discuss a possible response to the 26 March launch by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) of two medium-range Rodong ballistic missiles into the East Sea, between the...

    posted on THU 27 MAR 2014
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    Council to Adopt First Resolution on Small Arms

    Tomorrow afternoon (26 September), the Security Council will hold a high-level meeting on small arms to be chaired by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop of Australia. A draft resolution was put in blue yesterday evening (24 September) and is expected to...

    posted on WED 25 SEP 2013
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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