Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1533 (2004) concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Arms Embargo

I. Relevant Security Council resolutions and Guidelines of the Committee

The exemptions to the arms embargo are guided by the following:

  • Security Council Resolution 2293 (2016): paragraphs 2 and 3
  • Committee Guidelines: Paragraph 11.

II. Who is entitled to submit the arms embargo exemption requests or notifications?

Only Member States (usually through their Permanent Missions to the United Nations) and international, regional or subregional organizations can submit arms embargo exemption requests or notifications.


Implementation Reports

Reports from Member States Pursuant to Paragraph 7 of Resolution 1857 (2008), 
Paragraph 5 of Resolution 1896 (2009) and Paragraph 20 of Resolution 1952 (2010),
Paragraph 20 of Resolution 2021 (2011) and Paragraph 22 of Resolution 2078 (2012),
Paragraph 28 of Resolution 2136 (2014) and Paragraph 32 of Resolution 2293 (2016)

Member States (in alphabetical order)



Work and mandate

The Committee is supported by a Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is comprised of six experts and is home-based. The Group of Experts was originally established by resolution 1533 (2004) and was appointed by the Secretary-General to monitor the implementation of the sanctions regime with particular focus on North and South Kivu and Ituri.

The Group is mandated by resolution 2478 (2019) to: