PANEL OF EXPERTS ESTABLISHED PURSUANT
TO RESOLUTION 1874 (2009)
Security Council resolution 1874 (2009) established a Panel of Experts (PoE) to assist the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1718 (2006) to implement its mandate to monitor, promote and facilitate the implementation of measures imposed in resolution 1718 (2006) The members of the Panel are appointed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations in consultation with the Committee.
The PoE acts under the direction of the Committee. It is based in New York City and consists of seven members with specialized backgrounds in relevant fields, such as nuclear issues, weapons of mass destruction proliferation, finance, export control/nuclear items, missile technology, regional issues and customs.
The PoE has a mandate to "gather, examine and analyze information from States, relevant United Nations bodies and other interested parties regarding the implementation of the measures imposed in resolution 1718 (2006) and [resolution 1874 (2009)], in particular incidents of non-compliance." It also supports other Committee efforts, including outreach to Member States on issues regarding sanctions implementation, monitoring of sanctions implementation and analysis of trends and "best practices" regarding sanctions enforcement. In its resolution 2050 (2012), the Security Council requested the PoE to provide to the Committee a planned programme of work within thirty days of its re-appointment; to provide to the Committee no later than 12 November 2012 a midterm report of its work and, after a discussion with the Committee, to submit this report to the Council by 12 December 2012; and also to provide a final report to the Committee no later than thirty days prior to the termination of its mandate with its findings and recommendations, and, after a discussion with the Committee, to submit to the Council its final report upon termination of its mandate.
The Security Council has urged "all States...to cooperate fully with the Committee and the Panel of Experts, in particular by supplying any information at their disposal on the implementation of the measures imposed" in resolutions 1718 (2006) and 1874 (2009).” States are encouraged to respond promptly and thoroughly to such requests for information and to invite the PoE to visit and investigate alleged violations of the sanctions regime, including inspection of items that might have been seized by national authorities.
As violations of the sanctions regime often involve multiple States, when investigating reported or alleged incidents, the PoE might need to compile information from many sources to determine all relevant circumstances of that incident. In the final stage of such an investigation, the PoE might submit to the Committee an "Incident Report" that would lay out the factual circumstances of the incident, provide analysis and make recommendations to the Committee and, as appropriate, the Security Council. Incident reports are confidential; access to them is restricted to the members of the Committee and the Security Council.Members of the Panel of Experts
Reports of the Panel of Experts
The Panel of Experts can be contacted at:
Security Council Panel of Experts
established pursuant to resolution 1874 (2009)
New York, NY 10017
United States of America
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