Recent Sanctions-related UN Resolutions

18 February 2015 – With Resolution 2203 the Security Council decides to review the sanctions measures imposed by resolution 2048 (2012) seven months from the adoption of this resolution.

18 May 2012 – With Resolution 2048 (2012) the Security Council imposes a travel ban on those who seek to prevent the restoration of the constitutional order or taking action that undermines stability in Guinea-Bissau, in particular those who played a leading role in the 12 April 2012 coup. A New Sanctions Committee is established to monitor the implementation of the measures, designate individuals subject to the measures, establish guidelines for the implementation of the measures, report to the Security Council, encourage dialogue between the Committee and interested Member States and organizations especially in the region, seek information from the states and the organizations and to take appropriate action on allegations of violations or non-compliance of the measures.

Recent resolutions by the UNSC

North Korea

30 November 2016 – With Resolution 2321 the Security Council decides that Members of the Government of DPRK and vessels believed to be related to nuclear- or ballistic missile-related programmes or activities prohibited Security Council resolutions, shall be prohibited from entering Member States’ territories and ports. Member states shall prohibit DPRK from using real property in their territory for any purpose other than diplomatic activities and take necessary measures to close bank accounts in DPRK within 90 days.

A ban on DPRK’s selling, and Member States’ procurement, of copper, nickel, silver and zink is imposed.

The mandate of the Committee set out in resolution 1718 shall apply also to the measures imposed in this resolution.


10 November 2016 – With Resolution 2317 the Security Council decides to renew the provisions set out in resolution 2142 (2014) stating that the arms embargo on Somalia shall not apply deliveries of weapons, ammunition or military equipment or the provision of advice, assistance or training, intended solely for the development of the Security Forces of the Federal Government of Somalia to provide security for the Somali people. 

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