26 March 2021

Security Council Extends Mandate for Expert Panel Assisting Sanctions Committee on Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

The Security Council, acting through its temporary written silence procedure today, extended until 30 April 2022 the mandate of the panel of experts assisting the committee which oversees its sanctions against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Unanimously adopting resolution 2569 (2021) under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, the Council also decided that the mandate applies to measures imposed by its relevant resolutions adopted in 2016 and 2017, and overseen by the sanctions committee established pursuant to resolution 1718 (2006).  It expressed its intent to review the mandate and take appropriate action regarding its further extension no later than 25 March 2022.

Underscoring that the panel of experts must carry out credible, fact-based, independent assessments, analysis and recommendations in an objective and impartial manner, the 15-member organ requested it to provide to the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1718 (2006) with a planned programme of work no later than 30 days after the panel’s reappointment.  Members further requested the panel of experts to provide a midterm report to the Committee no later than 3 August; a final report to it no later than 28 January 2022; and a final report to the Council no later than 25 February 2022.

By other terms of today’s resolution, the Council urged all States, relevant United Nations bodies and other interested parties to cooperate fully with both the Committee and the panel of experts, including by supplying any information at their disposal on the implementation of the sanctions measures.

[Security Council resolutions are currently adopted through a written procedure vote under temporary, extraordinary and provisional measures implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as set out in a letter (document S/2020/253) by its President for March 2020 (China).]

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