Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1988 (2011)

The List established and maintained by the Committee
established pursuant to resolution 1988 (2011)
with respect to individuals, entities, groups, or undertakings

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Narrative summaries of reasons for listing

I. General Information

The Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1988 (2011) (hereafter referred to as the Committee) is a Security Council subsidiary organ that oversees the implementation by Member States of the three sanctions measures (assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo) imposed against targeted individuals and entities as designated by the Committee in its Sanctions List.

In order to streamline implementation of all Security Council Sanctions Lists, the 1988 Sanctions List was recently modified to make it compatible with a new List format designed for all Sanctions Committees.  The key modification in the new 1988 Sanctions list is a newer permanent referencing system that is harmonized with all other United Nations Sanctions Lists. A detailed explanation of how the referencing system has been changed is provided here

Effective 1 March 2015, the 1988 Sanctions List prepared based on the previous format is no longer available on the Committee’s website. 

For all comments and questions concerning all sanctions lists, including the Consolidated United Nations Sanctions List, kindly contact the Secretariat via the email address:

II. Composition of the list

The 1988 Sanctions List consists of two sections, specified below:

All names and identifying information on the 1988 Sanctions List have been submitted to the Committee by United Nations Member States and international organizations. Individuals are listed alphabetically by their family name/surname/last name as it appears in Latin script. Entities are also arranged in alphabetical order. All geographical locations are reproduced as submitted and are cited without prejudice to their political or legal status. Narrative summaries of reasons for listing, where available, can also be found on the Committee’s website. Members States are strongly encouraged, wherever possible, to submit to the Committee, through their Permanent Missions to the United Nations in New York, any relevant information not currently included on the 1988 Sanctions List.

The 1988 Sanctions List maintained on this website was last updated on 27 March 2015, and supersedes all previous versions. Further changes will be made to the 1988 Sanctions List immediately following the relevant decision of the Committee. A press release documenting such changes will also be issued and posted in the "Press releases" section. The List is available in the PDF, XML and HTML formats.

III. Names, Identifiers and acronyms on the list

The 1988 Sanctions List has several fields for identifiers. Where information is lacking, the letters "na" (not available) denote that the Committee has not yet been able to obtain it. Explanations of the fields used in the 1988 Sanctions List are provided below.


In many instances, individuals included in the 1988 List are represented by less than four names. There are several possible reasons for this, such as: a) information regarding some parts of the complete name is unavailable; or b) the naming convention used for that individual does not employ all four components. Users should bear in mind that there is no universal standard for transliterating names based in other scripts into Latin characters. This can result in a number of variations in spelling. Cross referencing names with other elements of the information contained in the List and searching for different possible spellings of the same name is therefore recommended.