Work and mandate

The Committee is supported by the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team pursuant to resolutions 1526 (2004) and 2253 (2015) concerning ISIL (Da'esh), Al-Qaida and the Taliban and associated individuals and entities (hereafter "the Monitoring Team"), comprised of ten experts based in New York. Its current mandate was extended by paragraph 89 of Security Council resolution 2253 (2015) Document PDF and paragraph 51 of Security Council resolution 2255 (2015) Document PDF until December 2019.

The Monitoring Team assists two Security Council Committees: the Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee and the 1988 Committee, and can be contacted via email at: 1267mt@un.org and 1988mt@un.org.

The Monitoring Team is mandated by the Security Council inter alia:

  • to submit the following reports to each Committee:

    • periodic reports on implementation of the sanctions measures (including recommendations for improvement);
    • regular reports on the Team's work and travel;
    • ad hoc specialised reports on topics of relevance to the Team's mandate, as requested by the Security Council in various resolutions;
  • to study and report to the Committee on the changing nature of the threat posed by Al-Qaida and the Taliban, and the best measures to confront it;
  • to assist the Ombudsperson in carrying out his or her mandate;
  • to assist each Committee in regularly reviewing names on the Sanctions Lists;
  • to gather information, on behalf of the Committees, on instances of reported non-compliance with the measures and provide recommendation to the Committee on actions taken to respond to non-compliance;
  • to make recommendations to assist Member States to implement the measures;
  • to assist the Committees in the consideration of listing proposals;
  • to consult with Member States and other relevant organizations to promote awareness of and compliance with the measures;
  • to facilitate information sharing and capacity building to enhancing implementation;
  • to work with INTERPOL and Member States in the issuance of INTERPOL-UN Special Notices and on the acquisition of biometric information for listed individuals to be included in the Special Notices;
  • to cooperate closely with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and engage in a regular dialogue with member states and relevant organizations, including the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Collective Security Treaty Organization and the Combined Maritime Forces, on the nexus between narcotics trafficking and individuals and entities listed on the 1988 Sanctions List;
  • to raise awareness of the threat threat posed by improvised explosive devices (IEDs) to peace, security and stability in Afghanistan and support the development of recommendations for appropriate measures to counter this threat;
  • for responsibilities in support of the Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee, to work closely with Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate and the 1540 Committee’s group of experts, and to participate actively in the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy including within the Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force and its relevant working groups.