26 July 2010
Security Council

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Security Council Al-Qaida and Taliban Sanctions Committee


Substantially Reviews and Revises Its Guidelines


On 22 July 2010, the Security Council Al-Qaida and Taliban Sanctions Committee adopted revised Guidelines for the Conduct of its Work.  The Guidelines were revised in compliance with paragraph 35 of Security Council resolution 1904 (2009), which directed the Committee, “as a matter of priority, to review its guidelines with respect to the provisions of [that] resolution…”.

As part of the revision of the Guidelines, a number of sections have been amended substantially, including the sections on decision-making (Section 4), listing (Section 6), de-listing (Section 7), and reviewing the Committee’s Consolidated List of individuals and entities subject to sanctions measures (Section 10).  In addition, a new section on narrative summaries of reasons for listing (Section 9) has been added.  The mandate of the Ombudsperson established pursuant to resolution 1904 (2009) has also been included in the annex to the Guidelines.  The revised Guidelines furthermore contain some technical improvements introduced with a view to enhancing accuracy and consistency throughout the text.

The Committee trusts that the revised Guidelines will facilitate the conduct of its own work and provide useful guidance to Member States in their efforts to implement the relevant Security Council resolutions, including resolution 1904 (2009).  The English language version of the revised Guidelines is available on the Committee’s website (http://www.un.org/sc/committees/1267/pdf/1267_rev_guidelines.pdf) and versions of the Guidelines in all six official languages will be made available on the website shortly.

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