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Security Council Extends until 19 February 2012 Mandate of Expert Panel
Monitoring Sanctions in Sudan
The Security Council this morning extended the Panel of Experts that monitors the arms embargo and sanctions on those who impede peace in Sudan, particularly in the violence-wracked Darfur region, until 19 February 2012.
Unanimously adopting resolution 1982 (2011) under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the Council requested the Panel, which was originally appointed by the Secretary-General pursuant to resolution 1591 in 2005 and is complemented by a travel ban and assets freeze on targeted individuals and organizations, to provide a final report no later than 30 days prior to termination of its mandate to the Council with its findings and recommendations.
The meeting began at 10:10 a.m. and ended at 10:12 a.m.
The full text of resolution 1982 (2011) reads as follows:
“The Security Council,
“Recalling its previous resolutions and statements of its President concerning Sudan,
“Recalling the 30 March 2011 interim report by the Panel of Experts appointed by the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 3(b) of resolution 1591 (2005) and extended by subsequent resolutions,
“Determining that the situation in Sudan continues to constitute a threat to international peace and security in the region,
“Acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations,
“1. Reaffirms the importance of the measures set out in previous resolutions, including 1945 (2010);
“2. Decides to extend until 19 February 2012 the mandate of the Panel of Experts, originally appointed pursuant to resolution 1591 (2005) and previously extended by resolutions 1691 (2005), 1665 (2006), 1713 (2006), 1779 (2007), 1841 (2008), 1891 (2009) and 1945 (2010), and requests the Secretary-General to take the necessary administrative measures as expeditiously as possible;
“3. Requests the Panel of Experts to provide a final report no later than 30 days prior to termination of its mandate to the Council with findings and recommendations;
“4. Decides to remain actively seized of the matter.”
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