Arms Embargo

I. Relevant Security Council resolution

The exemption from the targeted arms embargo is guided by the following:

  1. Security Council resolution 2511 (2020): paragraph 3

II. What type of targeted arms embargo exemptions are currently in force?

There is one type of targeted arms embargo exemptions:

  • For the Committee’s consideration

Exemption to the targeted arms embargo exemptions for the Committee’s consideration

Pursuant to paragraph 3 of Security Council resolution 2511 (2020), the Committee may, on a case-by-case basis, exempt any activity from the sanctions measures imposed by the Security Council in resolutions 2140 (2014) and 2216 (2015) if the Committee determines the 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.

III. How to make the request for exemptions from the arms embargo?

Please address the request for the arms embargo exemption to:

  • The Chair of the Committee, Her Excellency. Ms. Inga Rhonda King (St. Vincent and the Grenadines), through the Permanent Mission of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to the United Nations

With copy to:

IV. Decision-making of the Committee

The Chair of the Committee will inform in writing of the decision of the Committee regarding its consideration of exemption requests.