Insights: Sanctions

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    Somalia Sanctions Renewal

    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...

    posted on THU 14 NOV 2019
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    South Sudan Sanctions Vote*

    Tomorrow (31 May), the Security Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution renewing the South Sudan sanctions regime and the mandate of the Panel of Experts of the South Sudan Sanctions Committee, both of which expire on 31...

    posted on WED 30 MAY 2018
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    Council to Reauthorise Somalia Anti-Piracy Measures

    Tomorrow afternoon (9 November), the Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution reauthorising Somalia anti-piracy measures, which expire the following day. As penholder, the US drafted the resolution, which renews the measures with no major changes. Following one round of...

    posted on TUE 8 NOV 2016
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    Renewal of Democratic Republic of the Congo Sanctions

    Tomorrow (23 June), the Security Council is set to renew the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) sanctions regime until 1 July 2017 and the mandate of the Group of Experts assisting the DRC Sanctions Committee until 1 August 2017....

    posted on WED 22 JUN 2016
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    Arria Formula Meeting on Illicit Arms Transfers and Poaching in Africa

    On Monday morning (30 November), Angola and Lithuania will co-host an Arria-formula meeting on the impact of the illicit transfer of small arms and light weapons and poaching in Africa. The meeting will be open to all UN member states...

    posted on WED 25 NOV 2015
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    South Sudan Sanctions Committee: Proposal for New Designations Put on Hold

    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...

    posted on WED 16 SEP 2015
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    Briefing by the Chair of the 1737 Iran Sanction Committee

    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...

    posted on MON 14 SEP 2015
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    South Sudan: UNMISS and Sanctions Briefings and Draft Sanctions Resolution

    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...

    posted on MON 24 AUG 2015
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    Security Council Resolution on Iran Nuclear Agreement

    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...

    posted on SUN 19 JUL 2015
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    South Sudan: Human Rights Meeting and Sanctions Committee Designations

    Tomorrow afternoon (7 July) Council members will be briefed on the human rights situation in South Sudan under “any other business” following consultations on the UN Office for West Africa. Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous and a high-level UNICEF...

    posted on MON 6 JUL 2015
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    Secretary-General’s Retreat with Security Council Members

    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...

    posted on MON 6 APR 2015
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    Mandate Renewal of DPRK Panel of Experts and Panel Report

    Tomorrow morning (4 March), the Security Council will adopt a resolution extending the mandate of the Panel of Experts assisting the 1718 Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK) Sanctions Committee. The proposed text, which was put in blue yesterday, closely follows...

    posted on TUE 3 MAR 2015
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    Council to Adopt Sanctions Resolution on South Sudan

    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...

    posted on MON 2 MAR 2015
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    Liberia Sanctions Adoption, Consultations and UNMIL TCC Meeting

    Tomorrow (9 December), the Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution renewing sanctions measures on Liberia, which are due to expire on 12 December. The draft resolution was put in blue on 3 December, following one meeting at the expert...

    posted on MON 8 DEC 2014
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    Adoption of a Resolution Reviewing Al-Qaida Sanctions

    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...

    posted on MON 16 JUN 2014