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Groups and Panels

The Security Council has established its own group to support the Secretary-General’s efforts in the maintenance of international peace and security and requested the Secretary-General to appoint groups or panels to assist the Security Council in examining particular situations.  Panels/Groups of experts that support the sanctions committees and monitor the implementation of the sanctions are found under relevant sanctions committees in the section on Sanctions and Other Committees Monitoring Mandatory Measures.  Below is a list of all of these types of organs that have been covered in the Repertoire, with a short description prepared on the basis of the content of the Repertoire, as well as links to the sections covering them. They are organized by relevant region/areas, placed chronologically starting with those established most recently.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Panel of Experts on the Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources and Other Forms of Wealth of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Panel of Experts was established on 2 June 2000 to investigate the illegal exploitation of natural resources and other forms of wealth in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and to investigate and analyze the possible connection between resource exploitation and the continuing conflict within the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  The Panel of Experts submitted its final report on 23 October 2003.

Namibia

Group of the Security Council established under resolution 309 (1972)

The Group was established on 4 February 1972, with a mandate concerning the question of Namibia to assist the Secretary-General who was tasked to initiate contacts with all parties concerned to enable the people of Namibia to exercise their right to self determination and independence.

South Africa

Group of Experts on South Africa

The Group of Experts was established on 4 December 1963, in connection with the question of race conflict in South Africa, by the Secretary-General at the request of the Security Council, in order to examine methods of resolving the present situation in South Africa through full, peaceful and orderly application of human rights and fundamental freedoms to all inhabitants of the territory as a whole, regardless of race, colour or creed, and to consider what part of the United Nations might assist in the achievement of that end. The Group submitted its report on 20 April 1964.

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