Adopting Resolution 2050 (2012), Security Council Extends Mandate of Expert Panel Overseeing Compliance with Sanctions on Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

12 June 2012
SC/10670

Adopting Resolution 2050 (2012), Security Council Extends Mandate of Expert Panel Overseeing Compliance with Sanctions on Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

12 June 2012
Security Council
SC/10670
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Security Council

6783rd Meeting (AM)

Adopting Resolution 2050 (2012), Security Council Extends Mandate of Expert Panel

Overseeing Compliance with Sanctions on Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

 

Determining that the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons remained a threat to international peace and security, the Security Council this morning extended the mandate of a Panel of Experts — established to analyse incidents of non-compliance with its resolution 1718 (2006) concerning the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea — until 12 July 2013.

Unanimously adopting resolution 2050 (2012), under the Charter’s Chapter VII, the Council emphasized the need for credible, fact-based and independent assessments and requested the Expert Panel to provide the Committee set up to monitor the sanctions imposed by resolution 1718 (2006) with a midterm report on its work no later than 12 November 2012.

The Council also asked the Panel to submit a final report to the Committee no later than 30 days prior to the termination of its mandate with its findings and recommendations, and, after discussion with the Committee, to submit its final report to the Council.

Through the text, the Council also urged all States, relevant United Nations bodies and other interested parties to fully cooperate with the Committee, in particular by supplying any information at their disposal on the implementation of measures imposed by resolution 1718 (2006) and resolution 1874 (2009).

In that 2009 resolution, the Security Council had established the panel of up to seven experts with a mandate to gather, examine and analyse information on the implementation of the measures imposed in resolution 1718 (2006), in particular incidents of non-compliance with that resolution.  That resolution, in turn, had condemned nuclear testing by, and imposed sanctions on, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

The meeting began at 10:09 a.m. and ended at 10:11 a.m.

Resolution

The full text of resolution 2050 (2012) reads as follows:

The Security Council,

Recalling its previous relevant resolutions, including resolution 825 (1993), resolution 1540 (2004), resolution 1695 (2006), resolution 1718 (2006), resolution 1874 (2009), resolution 1887 (2009), resolution 1928 (2010), and resolution 1985 (2011), as well as the statements of its President of 6 October 2006 (S/PRST/2006/41), 13 April 2009 (S/PRST/2009/7), and 16 April 2012 (S/PRST/2012/13),

Recalling the creation, pursuant to paragraph 26 of resolution 1874 (2009), of a Panel of Experts, under the direction of the Committee, to carry out the tasks provided for by that paragraph,

Recalling the 12 November 2011 interim report by the Panel of Experts appointed by the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 26 of resolution 1874 (2009) and the 12 May 2012 final report (S/2012/422) by the Panel,

Recalling the methodological standards for reports of sanctions monitoring mechanisms contained in the Report of the Informal Working Group of the Security Council on General Issues of Sanctions (S/2006/997),

Emphasizing, in that regard, the importance of credible, fact-based, independent assessments, analysis, and recommendations, in accordance with the mandate of the Panel of Experts, as specified in paragraph 26 of resolution 1874 (2009),

Determining that proliferation of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, as well as their means of delivery, continues to constitute a threat to international peace and security,

Acting under Article 41 of Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations,

“1.   Decides to extend until 12 July 2013 the mandate of the Panel of Experts, as specified in paragraph 26 of resolution 1874 (2009), expresses its intent to review the mandate and take appropriate action regarding further extension no later than 12 June 2013, and requests the Secretary-General to take the necessary administrative measures to this effect;

“2.   Requests the Panel of Experts to provide to the Committee no later than 12 November 2012 a midterm report on its work, and further requests that, after a discussion with the Committee, the Panel of Experts submit to the Council its midterm report by 12 December 2012, and requests also a final report to the Committee no later than 30 days prior to the termination of its mandate with its findings and recommendations, and further requests that, after a discussion with the Committee, the Panel of Experts submit to the Council its final report upon termination of the Panel’s mandate;

“3.   Requests the Panel of Experts to provide to the Committee a planned programme of work no later than 30 days after the Panel’s reappointment, encourages the Committee to engage in regular discussions about this programme of work and to engage regularly with the Panel about its work, and further requests the Panel of Experts to provide to the Committee any updates to this programme of work;

“4.   Expresses its intent to continue to follow the work of the Panel;

“5.   Urges all States, relevant United Nations bodies and other interested parties to cooperate fully with the Committee established pursuant to resolution 1718 (2006) and the Panel of Experts, in particular by supplying any information at their disposal on the implementation of the measures imposed by resolution 1718 (2006) and resolution 1874 (2009);

“6.   Decides to remain actively seized of the matter.”

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