8 August 2006
Security Council
SC/8803

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Security Council

5507th Meeting* (PM)


Security Council requests Secretary-General to increase cooperation between UN,

 

Interpol, unanimously adopting resolution 1699 (2006)

 


The Security Council today requested United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan to take the necessary steps to increase cooperation between the United Nations and the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) to provide the Council’s sanctions committees with better tools to fulfil their mandates more effectively.


Unanimously adopting resolution 1699 (2006), the Security Council also requested the Secretary-General to boost the Organization’s cooperation with Interpol to give United Nations Member States better optional tools to implement those measures adopted by the Council and monitored by the sanctions committees, as well as similar measures that may be adopted in the future, particularly the freezing of assets, travel bans and arms embargoes.


Stressing that Security Council sanctions measures are often implemented under national law, the text also encourages Member States to use Interpol’s tools, particularly the I-24/7 global police communications system, to reinforce the implementation of such measures that may be adopted by the Council in the future.


The meeting began at 12:33 p.m. and ended at 12:35 p.m.


Resolution


The full text of Security Council resolution 1699 (2006) reads as follows:


Recalling its resolution 1617 (2005) requesting increased cooperation between the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) and the Committee established pursuant to resolution 1267 (1999) (the “1267 Committee”),


Recalling also the cooperation agreement of 8 July 1997 between the United Nations and Interpol, and the exchange of letters of 8 December 2005 and 5January 2006 supplementing the agreement,


Welcoming the constructive role that Interpol has played to help the 1267 Committee fulfil its mandate, inter alia, through the creation of the Interpol-United Nations Security Council Special Notices,


Noting that such cooperation with Interpol could also benefit the other sanctionscommittees established by the Security Council (the “Committees”), further noting that each committee might come up with its own conclusion in this regard,


Stressing that Security Council sanctions measures are often implemented under national law, including criminal law where applicable, and that enhanced cooperation between the United Nations and Interpol would enhance States’ enforcement of those laws,


Emphasizing the obligations placed upon all Member States to implement, in full, the mandatory measures adopted by the Security Council,


“1.   Requests the Secretary-General to take the necessary steps to increase cooperation between the United Nations and Interpol in order to provide the Committees with better tools, to fulfil their mandates more effectively, and to give Member States better optional tools to implement those measures adopted by the Security Council and monitored by the Committees, as well as similar measures that may be adopted by the Security Council in the future, particularly the freezing of assets, travel bans, and arms embargoes;


“2.   Encourages Member States to use the tools offered by Interpol, particularly the I-24/7 global police communications system, to reinforce the implementation of such measures and similar measures that may be adopted by the Security Council in the future;


“3.   Decides to remain seized of the matter.”


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*     The 5506th Meeting was closed.


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