Procedures of the Focal Point for De-listing


I.       Relevant Security Council resolutions

The procedures of the Focal Point for De-listing are provided for by the following:

  • Security Council Resolution 1730 (2006): Annex to the resolution
  • Relevant Committee Guidelines: see [Resolutions and selected documents]

II.    Who is entitled to submit requests for de-listing?

Individuals, groups, undertakings and/or entities inscribed on the sanctions list of one of the Security Council sanctions committees, except for individuals inscribed on the list of the 1267/1989/2253 Committee (“the ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions List”) can submit de-listing requests either through the focal point process or through their State of residence or citizenship. Hence, petitioners whose names are inscribed on the sanctions lists of the following Committees can submit requests for de-listing: 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009) concerning Somalia and Eritrea; 1518 (2003); 1533 (2004) concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo; 1591 (2005) concerning the Sudan; 1636 (2005); 1718 (2006); 1970 (2011) concerning Libya; 1988 (2011); 2048 (2012) concerning Guinea-Bissau; 2127 (2013) concerning the Central African Republic; 2140 (2014); and 2206 (2015) concerning South Sudan.

Pursuant to footnote 1 of the annex to resolution 1730 (2006) a State can decide that, as a rule, its citizens or residents should address their de-listing requests directly to the Focal Point. The State will do so by a declaration addressed to the Chairman of the Committee that will be published on the Committee's website. To date, the following States have submitted such declarations:


III. De-listing process

An informal and unofficial flowchart that aims to provide a visual guide to the focal point process can be found here.

IV. How to submit requests for de-listing?

Please submit requests for de-listing to:

Focal Point for De-listing
Security Council Subsidiary Organs Branch
Room DC2 2034
United Nations
New York, N.Y. 10017
United States of America
Tel. +1 917 367 9448
Fax. +1 212 963 1300

V.    Decision Making of the Committee

The decision making by the relevant Committee is described on that Committee’s website.