The Committee is supported by the Panel of Experts established pursuant to resolution 2374 (2017). It is comprised of five experts and is home-based. The Panel was established by paragraph 11 of resolution 2374 (2017) for an initial period of 13 months.
The Panel is mandated by resolution 2374 (2017) to:
- assist the Committee in carrying out its mandate, including through providing the Committee with information relevant to the potential designation of individuals who may be engaging in the activities described in paragraph 8 of resolution 2374 (2017);
- Gather, examine and analyse information from States, relevant United Nations bodies, regional organizations and other interested parties regarding the implementation of the sanctions measures decided in resolution 2374 (2017), in particular incidents of non-compliance;
- Provide to the Council, after discussion with the Committee, an interim update by 1 March 2018, and a final report by 1 September 2018, and periodic updates in between;
- Assist the Committee in refining and updating information on the list of individuals subject to measures imposed by resolution 2374 (2017), including through the provision of biometric information and additional information for the publicly-available narrative summary of reasons for listing;
- Cooperate closely with INTERPOL and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), as appropriate.
The Panel of Experts acts under the direction of the Committee and its members are appointed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations in consultation with the Committee.
The Security Council has directed the Panel to cooperate with other relevant expert groups established by the Security Council to support the work of its Sanctions Committees, including the Panel of experts established by resolution 1973 (2011) concerning Libya and the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team pursuant to resolutions 1526 (2004) and 2368 (2017) concerning ISIL (Da'esh), Al-Qaida and the Taliban and associated individuals and entities.
The Security Council has urged all parties and all Member States, as well as international, regional and subregional organizations to ensure cooperation with the Panel and further urged all Member States involved to ensure the safety of the members of the Panel and unhindered access, in particular to persons, documents and sites in order for the Panel to execute its mandate.