Terminated sanctions

The following sanctions regimes have been terminated (the terminating documents in parenthesis)

  1. Angola: Sanctions against UNITA 1993-2002 (1448). From 1993 arms and oil embargo, from 1997 travel ban and from 1998 freezing of funds on senior members and their adult family members.
  2. Cambodia: Oil embargo and supported moratorium on log exports against PDK-controlled areas of Cambodia, from 1992 to 1994 (resolution 792 (1992)).
  3. Eritrea v. Ethiopia: Arms embargo in place from 2000 to 2001 (S/PRST/2001/14).
  4. Federal Republic of Yugoslavia: Arms embargo from 1998 to 2001, including Kosovo (resolution 1367 (2001)).
  5. Former Yugoslavia: Comprehensive—including economic—sanctions in place 1991 to 1996 (resolution 1074 (1996)); also for the Bosnian Serb Partyin Bosnia & Herzegovina.           
  6. Haiti: Arms, oil, and financial embargo from 1993 to 1994 (resolution 944 (1994)).
  7. Iraq: Arms and oil embargo and sanctions on travel and financial assets abroad 1990-2003 (1483).
  8. Ivory Coast: Arms embargo, travel ban and assets freeze 2004-2016 (2283)
  9. Liberia: Arms embargo, travel ban and assets freeze 1992-2016 (2288)
  10. Libya: Arms embargo, travel restrictions and financial sanctions 1992-2003 (1506).
  11. Rwanda: Arms embargo 1994-2008 (1823)
  12. Sierra Leone: Arms and oil embargo and travel restrictions on members of the former military junta 1997-2010 (1940).
  13. South Africa: Arms embargo from 1977 to 1994 (resolution 919 (1994)).
  14. Southern Rhodesia: Economic sanctions from 1966 to 1979 (resolution 460 (1979)).
  15. Sudan: Diplomatic and travel sanctions 1996-2001 (1372)

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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