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Security Council 1988 Committee Revises Its Guidelines
On 15 April 2013, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1988 (2011) adopted revised Guidelines for the Conduct of its Work. The Guidelines were revised in compliance with paragraph 30 of Security Council resolution 2082 (2012), which directed the Committee to review its Guidelines.
A number of sections have been amended, including the sections on Cooperation with the Government of Afghanistan (Section 5), Exemptions from the Travel Ban (Section 13) and Reports Submitted by Members States and Other Information Supplied to the Committee (Section 14). The Guidelines reflect the new provisions on the Committee’s engagement with the Afghan authorities, as well as the simplified procedures for travel ban exemptions. Furthermore, the Guidelines describe the mandate of the Monitoring Team to gather information on instances of non-compliance with the sanctions measures. In addition, a number of technical amendments have been included with a view to enhancing accuracy and consistency throughout the text and clarifying Committee practice.
The Committee has adopted the revised Guidelines to 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 2082 (2012). The English language version of the revised Guidelines is available on the Committee’s website and versions of the Guidelines in all six official languages will be made available* on the website shortly.
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