Security Council Grants Mandate Extension for Expert Panel Helping Sanctions Committee on Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

SC/12302
24 March 2016
7656th Meeting (AM)

Security Council Grants Mandate Extension for Expert Panel Helping Sanctions Committee on Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Determining that the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and their delivery means remained a threat to international peace and security, the Security Council decided today to extend the mandate of the Panel of Experts assisting the Sanctions Committee on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea until 24 April 2017.

Unanimously adopting resolution 2276 (2016) under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the 15-member Council also decided that the Panel’s mandate should apply with respect to measures imposed in resolution 2270 (2016).  It also expressed its intent to review the mandate, no later than 24 March 2017, and to take appropriate action regarding further extension.

Also by today’s resolution, the Council requested that the Panel of Experts provide the Committee with a midterm report on its work, no later than 5 August 2016.  In addition, it requested that the Panel submit its midterm report to the Council by 7 September 2016.  Further, the Council requested that the Panel provide the Committee with a final report containing its findings and recommendations no later than 1 February 2017, and submit that report to the Council no later than 15 March 2017.

The Council requested that the Panel provide a planned programme of work no later than 30 days after its reappointment.

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

Resolution

The full text of resolution 2276 (2016) reads as follows:

The Security Council,

Recalling its previous relevant resolutions, including resolutions 825 (1993), 1540 (2004), 1695 (2006), 1718 (2006), 1874 (2009), 1887 (2009), 1928 (2010), 1985 (2011), 2050 (2012), 2087 (2013), 2094 (2013), 2141 (2014), 2207 (2015), 2270 (2016), 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 interim report by the Panel of Experts appointed by the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 26 of resolution 1874 (2009) and the 7 March 2016 final report (S/2016/157) 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),

Welcoming the efforts made by the Secretariat to expand and improve the roster of experts for the Security Council Subsidiary Organs Branch, bearing in mind the guidance provided by the Note of the President (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 24 April 2017 the mandate of the Panel of Experts, as specified in paragraph 26 of resolution 1874 (2009) and modified in paragraph 29 of resolution 2094 (2013), decides that this mandate shall apply also with respect to the measures imposed in resolution 2270 (2016), expresses its intent to review the mandate and take appropriate action regarding further extension no later than 24 March 2017, 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 5 August 2016 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 7 September 2016, and requests also a final report to the Committee no later than 1 February 2017 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 no later than 15 March 2017;

“3.   Requests the Panel of Experts to provide to the Committee a planned program of work no later than thirty days after the Panel’s reappointment, encourages the Committee to engage in regular discussions about this program 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 program 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), resolution 1874 (2009), resolution 2087 (2013) resolution 2094 (2013), and resolution 2270 (2016);

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

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