The Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1988 (2011) was established on 17 June 2011 to oversee the relevant sanctions measures and to undertake the tasks set out by the Security Council in paragraph 30 of the same resolution.
Resolution 1988 (2011) was adopted under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter and requires all States to take the following measures in connection with any individuals, groups, undertakings and entities associated with the Taliban in constituting a threat to the peace, stability and security of Afghanistan as designated by the Committee on the List established pursuant to resolution 1988 (2011).
- freeze without delay the funds and other financial assets or economic resources of designated individuals and entities [assets freeze],
- prevent the entry into or transit through their territories by designated individuals [travel ban], and
- prevent the direct or indirect supply, sale and transfer from their territories or by their nationals outside their territories, or using their flag vessels or aircraft, of arms and related materiel of all types, spare parts, and technical advice, assistance, or training related to military activities, to designated individuals and entities [arms embargo].
The current Chair of the Committee, for the period ending 31 December 2013, is His Excellency Mr. Gary Francis Quinlan (Australia). The two Vice-Chairs for 2013 are Guatemala and the Russian Federation.
The Security Council has made provision for certain limited exceptions to the assets freeze and travel ban measures set out in paragraph 1 of resolution 1988 (2011), described above:
As indicated in paragraph 9 of resolution 1988 (2011), the provisions for exceptions to the assets freeze are set out in paragraphs 1 and 2 of resolution 1452 (2002), as amended by resolution 1735 (2006).
Provisions for exceptions to the travel ban are described in paragraph 1 (b) of resolution 1988 (2011).