Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2353 (2017), Security Council Renews Sanctions against South Sudan

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24 May 2017
7948th Meeting (AM)

Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2353 (2017), Security Council Renews Sanctions against South Sudan

The Security Council today renewed until 31 May 2018 a raft of sanctions, including a travel ban and asset freeze imposed by resolution 2206 (2015) on those designated to be blocking peace, security and stability in South Sudan.

Unanimously adopting resolution 2353 (2017) under Article 41 of Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the 15-nation body also extended until 30 June 2018 the mandate of the Panel of Experts overseeing the sanctions, adding that it should provide it with an interim report by 1 December 2017, a final report by 1 May 2018 and updates on each intervening month.

The Council also expressed its intention to take appropriate action regarding an extension of the mandate of the Panel of Experts no later than 30 May 2018.

The meeting began at 10:10 a.m. and ended at 10:12 a.m.

Resolution

The full text of resolution 2353 (2017) reads as follows:

The Security Council,

Recalling its previous resolutions and statements on South Sudan, in particular resolutions 2057 (2012), 2109 (2013), 2132 (2013), 2155 (2014), 2187 (2014), 2206 (2015), 2241 (2015), 2252 (2015), 2271 (2016), 2280 (2016), 2290 (2016), 2302 (2016), 2304 (2016) and 2327 (2016),

Determining that the situation in South Sudan continues to constitute a threat to international peace and security in the region,

Acting under Article 41 of Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations,

“1.   Decides to renew until 31 May 2018 the measures imposed by paragraphs 9 and 12 of resolution 2206 (2015), and reaffirms the provisions of paragraphs 10, 11, 13, 14 and 15 of resolution 2206 (2015), and the provisions of paragraphs 8, 9 and 10 of resolution 2290 (2016);

“2.   Decides to extend until 30 June 2018 the mandate of the Panel of Experts as set out in subparagraphs (a), (b), (c), (e) and (f) of paragraph 12 of resolution 2290 (2016), and decides that the Panel of Experts should provide to the Council, after discussion with the Committee, an interim report by 1 December 2017, a final report by 1 May 2018, and, except in the months when these reports are due, updates each month, and expresses its intention to review the mandate and take appropriate action regarding the further extension of the mandate no later than 31 May 2018;

“3.   Decides to remain seized of the matter.”

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