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 resolutions 1718 (2006), 1874 (2009), 2087 (2013) and 2094 (2013). 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 eight members with specialized backgrounds in relevant fields, such as nuclear issues, weapons of mass destruction proliferation, finance, export control/nuclear items, missile technology, air transportation, maritime transportation 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 resolutions 1718 (2006), 1874 (2009), 2087 (2013) and 2094 (2013), 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. Under its current mandate, the PoE is to provide to the Committee a planned programme of work no later than 5 May 2014; to provide a midterm report of its work to the Committee no later than 5 August 2014 and, after a discussion with the Committee, to submit this report to the Council by 5 September 2014; and also to provide a final report to the Committee by 5 February 2015 with its findings and recommendations, and, after a discussion with the Committee, to submit this final report to the Council no later than 5 March 2015.
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),1874 (2009), 2087 (2013) and 2094 (2013). 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.
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
Facsimile: +1 212 963 2013