Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2140 (2014)

The Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2140 (2014) Document PDF (hereafter “the Committee”) oversees the sanctions measures imposed by the Security Council. The Committee’s mandate was expanded in paragraph 20 of resolution 2216 (2015).

Current sanctions measures




Assets Freeze

(until 28 February 2023)


Obligation to freeze all funds, other financial assets and economic resources that are owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by the individuals or entities designated by the Committee, or by individuals or entities acting on their behalf or at their direction, or by entities owned or controlled by them; no funds, financial assets or economic resources to be made available to or for the benefit of such individuals or entities.

Set out in paragraphs 12 - 14 of resolution 2140 (2014):and paragraph 3 of resolution 2511 (2020)


Travel Ban

(until 28 February 2023)

Prohibits the entry into or transit through States’ territories of individuals designated by the Committee.

Set out in paragraph 16 of resolution 2140 (2014):and paragraph 3 of resolution 2511 (2020)

Targeted Arms Embargo

All Member States shall take the necessary measures to prevent the direct or indirect supply, sale or transfer to, or for the benefit of designated individuals and entities and those acting on their behalf or at their direction in Yemen, from or through their territories or by their nationals, or using their flag vessels or aircraft, of arms and related materiel of all types, including weapons and ammunition, military vehicles and equipment, paramilitary equipment, and spare parts for the aforementioned, and technical assistance, training, financial or other assistance, related to military activities or the provision, maintenance or use of any arms and related materiel, including the provision of armed mercenary personnel whether or not originating in their territories.

Set out in paragraph 3 of resolution 2511(2020)


Work and mandate of the Committee

The Committee comprises all 15 members of the Security Council and makes its decision by consensus. The current Chair of the Committee, for the period ending 31 December 2022, is His Excellency Mr. Ferit Hoxha (Albania). The Vice-Chair for 2022 is Ghana. The Committee will prepare annual reports of its activities. The Committee has guidelines for the conduct of its work. Formal and informal meetings of the Committee are announced in the Journal of the United Nations. The work of the Committee is supported by the Panel of Experts.

The Committee is mandated to:

  • monitor implementation of the sanctions measures;
  • seek and review information regarding those individuals and entities who may engaging in the acts described in paragraphs 17 and 18 of resolution 2140 (2014) as well as paragraph 19 of resolution 2216 (2015) (constituting the designating criteria);
  • designate individuals and entities as subject to the assets freeze, travel ban and targeted arms embargo;
  • report within 60 days to the Security Council on its work for the first report and thereafter to report as deemed necessary by the Committee;
  • encourage a dialogue between the Committee and interested Member States, in particular those in the region, including by inviting representatives of such States to meet with the Committee to discuss implementation of the measures;
  • seek from all States whatever information it may consider useful regarding the actions taken by them to implement effectively the sanctions measures;
  • examine and take appropriate action on information regarding alleged violations or non-compliance with the measures; and
  • decide, on a case-by-case basis on exemptions to the sanctions measures if the Committee determines that such an exemption is necessary to facilitate the work of the United Nations and other humanitarian organizations in Yemen or for any other purpose consistent with the objectives of these resolutions.

Summary of listing Criteria


Relevant paragraph

Individuals or entities engaging in or providing support for acts that threaten the peace, security or stability in Yemen.

Paragraph 17 of resolution 2140 (2014)

Obstructing or undermining the successful completion of the political transition, as outlined in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Initiative and Implementation Mechanism Agreement;

Paragraph 18(a) of resolution 2140 (2014)

Impeding the implementation of the outcomes of the final report of the comprehensive National Dialogue Conference through violence, or attacks on essential infrastructure;

Paragraph 18(b) of resolution 2140 (2014)

Planning, directing, or committing acts that violate applicable international human rights law or international humanitarian law, or acts that constitute human rights abuses, in Yemen;

Paragraph 18(c) of resolution 2140 (2014)

Violating the targeted arms embargo;

Paragraph 19 of resolution 2216 (2015)

Obstructing the delivery of humanitarian assistance to Yemen or access to, or distribution of, humanitarian assistance in Yemen.

Paragraph 19 of resolution 2216 (2015)

Engaging in sexual violence in armed conflict, or the recruitment or use of children in armed conflict in voilation of international law

Paragraph 6 of resolution 2511 (2020)