Resolutions

Resolution link Resolution Date Unofficial Description
26 June 2019

Renews the measures on arms, transport, finance and travel imposed by resolution 1807 (2008) until 1 July 2020. Extends the mandate of the Group of Experts assisting the Sanctions Committee through 1 August 2020. Additionally, it requests the Group of Experts to circulate proposed updates to the existing information on the DRC Sanctions List to the Committee, every twelve months.

29 June 2018

Renews the measures on arms, transport, finance and travel imposed by resolution 1807 (2008) until 1 July 2019. Extends the mandate of the Group of Experts assisting the Sanctions Committee through 1 August 2019.

21 June 2017

Renews the measures on arms, transport, finance and travel imposed by resolution 1807 (2008) until 1 July 2018. Expands the sanctions designation criteria to cover individuals and entities engaging in or providing support for acts that included planning, directing, sponsoring or participating in attacks against the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) peacekeepers or United Nations personnel, including members of the Group of Experts. Extends the mandate of the Group of Experts assisting the Sanctions Committee through 1 August 2018, and decides to extend by two months — to 15 August 2017— the deadline for the Group’s final report.

 

23 June 2016

Renews the measures on arms, transport, finance and travel imposed by resolution 1807 (2008) until 1 July 2017, and extends the mandate of the Group of Experts until 1 August 2017. Reaffirms that according to paragraph 2 of resolution 1807 (2008), the measures no longer apply to the transfer of arms and related materiel to the Government of the DRC. Calls upon all States, especially those in the region, to take effective steps to ensure that there is no support, in or from their territories, for armed groups in, or travelling through, the DRC. Welcomes the measures taken by the Governments in the region to implement the Group of Experts due diligence guidelines and encourages all States to continue efforts to end the illicit trade in natural resources, in particular in the gold sector, and to hold those complicit in the illicit trade accountable. Recalls the mandate of MONUSCO to monitor the implementation of the arms embargo, encourages timely information exchange between MONUSCO and the Group of Experts, and requests MONUSCO to assist the Committee and the Group of Experts, within its capabilities.

29 January 2015

Renews the measures on arms, transport, finance and travel imposed by resolution 1807 (2008) until 1 July 2016, and extends the mandate of the Group of Experts until 1 August 2016. Calls on the Government of the DRC to enhance stockpile security, accountability and management of arms and ammunition, with the assistance of international partners, to address urgently reports of diversion to armed groups. Recalls the mandate of MONUSCO to monitor the implementation of the arms embargo, in cooperation with the Group of Experts, and requests MONUSCO to assist the Sanctions Committee and the Group of Experts, within its capabilities, including by passing information relevant to the implementation of the sanctions measures. Welcomes measures taken by the Governments in the region to implement the Group of Experts due diligence guidelines, including adopting the Regional Certification Mechanism of the ICGLR into their national legislation, in accordance with OECD Guidance and international practice, and requests the extension of the certification process to other Member States in the region, and encourages all States, particularly those in the region, to continue to raise awareness of the due diligence guidelines.

30 January 2014

Renews the measures on arms, transport, finance and travel imposed by resolution 1807 (2008), and extends the mandate of the Group of Experts until 1 February 2015. Reaffirms the provisions referred to in paragraph 4 of resolution 1857, and renews the exemptions set out in paragraph 10 of resolution 2078 (2012). Calls upon all states to ensure that there is no support in and from their territories for the armed groups operating in eastern DRC; and to take steps against leaders of armed groups residing in their countries. Demands that the DRC accelerate the implementation of its DDR programme and follow through on the action plan on the recruitment of child soldiers. Encourages MONUSCO to assist the DRC in actively seeking to hold accountable those responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Calls on the DRC to enhance stockpile security of arms and ammunition. Recalls the mandate of MONUSCO to monitor the implementation of the arms embargo, and requests MONUSCO to assist the Committee and the Group of Experts within its capabilities. Emphasizes the primary responsibility of the DRC Government to reinforce State authority and governance. Welcomes measures taken by the Governments in the region to implement the due diligence guidelines. Reiterates its call to the DRC and states in the region to strengthen their control on exports and imports of minerals from the DRC and to cooperate to combat the illegal exploitation of natural resources. Expresses its full support to Group of Experts.

28 November 2012

Renews until 1 February 2014 the measures on arms, transport, finance and travel imposed by
resolution 1807 (2008), and reaffirms the provisions of paragraphs 10 and 12 of that resolution regarding the individuals and entities referred to in paragraph 4 of resolution 1857. Decides that the financial and travel measures shall apply to the individuals, and, as appropriate, entities acting in violation of the measures on arms, transport, and finance; to political and military leaders of foreign armed groups operating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) who impede the disarmament and the voluntary repatriation of their combatants; to political and military leaders of Congolese militias receiving support from outside the DRC, who impede the participation of their combatants in DDR processes, and recruiting or using children in armed conflict; to individuals or entities committing serious violations involving the targeting of children or women in situations of armed conflict; obstructing the access to or the distribution of humanitarian assistance, supporting armed groups through illicit trade of natural resources; and acting on behalf of or at the direction of a designated individual or entity owned or controlled by a designated individual. Extends until 1 February 2014 the mandate of the Group of Experts. Expresses deep concern at reports indicating that external support continues to be provided to the M23. Reiterates its demand that any and all outside support cease immediately, and its call on the ICGLR to monitor and inquire into reports of outside support to the M23. Welcomes the measures taken by the Congolese Government to implement the due diligence guidelines, and calls on all States to assist in their implementation. Expresses its full support to the Group of Experts, and reiterates its demand that all parties and all States ensure the safety of its members and its support staff.

29 November 2011

Renews until 30 November 2012 the measures on arms and transport, as well as the financial and travel measures imposed by resolution 1807 (2008), and reaffirms the provisions of paragraphs 10 and 12 of that resolution regarding the individuals and entities referred to in paragraph 4 of resolution 1857 (2008). Extends the mandate of the Group of Experts until 30 November 2012 and reaffirms paragraphs 6 to 13 of resolution 1952 (2010) regarding the United Nations Group of Experts due diligence guidelines for importers, processing industries and consumers of Congolese minerals. Requests the Group of Experts to evaluate the impact of the due diligence guidelines including assessing economic and social development in relevant mining areas. Encourages all States to continue to raise awareness of the due diligence guidelines referred to above, in particular in the gold sector. Encourages the Government of the DRC to urgently implement a national weapons marking program and continue to address the underlying issue of the cohesion of the national Army, including by further ensuring proper integration and vetting of former armed groups, particularly the CNDP. Stresses the importance of the Government holding accountable those responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity in the country and regional cooperation to this end. Decides that it shall review measures set forth in this resolution no later than 30 November 2012, with a view to adjusting them, as appropriate, in light of the security situation in the DRC.

29 November 2010

Renews until 30 November 2011 the measures on arms and transport, as well as the financial and travel measures imposed by resolution 1807 (2008), and reaffirms the provisions of paragraphs 10 and 12 of that resolution regarding the individuals and entities referred to in paragraph 4 of resolution 1857 (2008). Renews the mandate of the Group of Experts, with the addition of a sixth expert on natural resources issues, and requests the Group to evaluate the impact of due diligence guidelines referred to in the resolution. Supports taking forward the Group of Experts’ recommendations on guidelines for due diligence for importers, processing industries and consumers of Congolese mineral products, as set out in the final report (S/2010/596). Calls upon all States to take appropriate steps to raise awareness of the due diligence guidelines referred to above, and to urge importers, processing industries and consumers of Congolese mineral products to exercise due diligence by applying the aforementioned guidelines, or equivalent guidelines. Decides that the Sanctions Committee, in determining whether to designate an individual or entity supporting the illegal armed groups in the eastern part of the DRC through illicit trade of natural resources, should consider, amongst other things, whether the individual or entity has exercised due diligence consistent with the steps set out in the resolution.

30 November 2009

Renews the arms embargo, previously imposed by paragraph 1 of resolution 1857 (2008), on all non-governmental entities and individuals operating in the territory of the DRC until 30 November 2010. Renews the measures on aviation and customs, as well as the travel ban and assets freeze on individuals and entities pursuant to the designation criteria set out in paragraph 4a to 4g of resolution 1857 (2008) which apply also to individuals obstructing the access to, or the distribution of, humanitarian assistance in eastern DRC, as well as individuals or entities supporting illegal armed groups in eastern DRC through illicit trade of natural resources. Extends the mandate of the Group of Experts for a period ending on 30 November 2010 and requests the Group of Experts to report to the Council in writing, through the Committee, by 21 May 2010 and again before 20 October 2010. Mandates the Group of Experts to produce, taking into account paragraph 4 (g) of resolution 1857 (2008), drawing inter alia on their reports and taking advantage of work done in other forums, recommendations to the Committee for guidelines for the exercise of due diligence by the importers, processing industries and consumers of mineral products regarding the purchase, sourcing, acquisition and processing of mineral products from the DRC.