The Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1737 (2006) was established on 23 December 2006 to undertake the tasks set out in paragraph 18 of that same resolution. The mandate of the Committee has since been expanded to apply also to the measures imposed in resolutions 1747 (2007) and 1803 (2008) and to the measures decided in resolution 1929 (2010).
By its resolutions 1737 (2006), 1747 (2007), 1803 (2008) and 1929 (2010), the Council adopted certain measures relating to the Islamic Republic of Iran. These measures include but are not limited to:
- a proliferation-sensitive nuclear and ballistic missile programmes-related embargo;
- a ban on the export/procurement of any arms and related materiel from Iran and a ban on the supply of the seven categories, as specified, of conventional weapons and related materiel to Iran;
- a travel ban and an assets freeze on designated persons and entities. The assets freeze also applies to any individuals or entities acting on behalf of, or at the direction of, the designated persons and entities, and to entities owned or controlled by them.
In addition, by its resolution 1929 (2010) the Council established, for an initial period of one year, a Panel of Experts to assist the Committee in carrying out its mandate and undertake the tasks, as specified. A fact sheet explaining the respective roles of the Committee and the Panel can be found here. The Panel's mandate was renewed most recently by resolution 2049 (2012).
View selected documents related to the work of the Committee.
Reports submitted by Member States, pursuant to the four above-mentioned resolutions, on implementation of the relevant measures can be found here. A hand-out to assist Member States in such implementation can be found here.
Formal and informal meetings of the Committee are announced in the Journal of the United Nations. The Committee adopted guidelines for the conduct of its work on 30 May 2007, which were revised on 24 April 2008 and again on 19 August 2011.
In accordance with paragraph 18(h) of resolution 1737 (2006), the Chair of the Committee reports at least every 90 days to the Security Council on the work of the Committee.
The current Chair of the Committee, for the period ending 31 December 2013, is His Excellency Mr. Gary Quinlan (Australia). The Vice-Chair for 2013 is Togo.