sanctions

Blockades ‘expose’ the innocent, to the ‘ravages of economic war’ - UN sanctions expert warns

Economic sanctions must not be allowed to degenerate into blockades which “expose people to the ravages of economic war in peacetime” said the UN independent expert on the effects of sanctions on human rights.

News in Brief 27 November 2017 (AM)

UN chief condemns Central African Republic attack

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News in Brief 09 October 2017 (PM)

Deadly attack on blue helmet base in eastern DRC

Two peacekeepers have reportedly been killed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the United Nations said on Monday.

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UN fails to adopt arms embargo against South Sudan

A vote to impose an arms embargo and targeted sanctions against South Sudan has failed to garner enough support among the 15 members of the UN Security Council.

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UN sanctions: what they are, how they work, and who uses them

Counter-terrorism and non-proliferation are on the agenda today at the Security Council, where at least seven sanctions committees will brief the main United Nations body responsible for maintaining international peace and security. We’ve prepared a quick snapshot covering the basics of UN sanctions and how Sanctions Committees work.

Sanctions on Iran and Cuba need phasing out, says expert

The time has come for a “phasing out” of sanctions on Cuba and Iran to protect the most vulnerable members in society, a leading human rights investigator said Wednesday.

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Sanctions are ‘effective’ method to build global stability, Security Council told

From Afghanistan and Angola to Haiti and the former Yugoslavia, sanctions implemented by the United Nations Security Council have had a positive track record, proving their efficacy and economy in supporting Member States overcome instability, the top UN political official said today.

Security Council: Counter-terrorism committees focus on Mali, the Sahel and Somalia

The United Nations counter-terrorism panel dealing with Al-Qaida strengthened its work and cooperation with related UN bodies to more urgently address the evolving threats posed by the network in Mali, the Sahel and Somalia, the chairmen of the group today told the UN Security Council.

Process of de-listing from UN’s Al-Qaida sanctions list progressing, says official

The official charged with helping people and entities get off the list of those subject to United Nations measures against Al-Qaida reported today that two people – of the 13 that had petitioned her office so far – have been de-listed by the committee that monitors the sanctions.

Security Council hears briefings from its sanctions committees

The United Nations Security Council was briefed today by the heads of its subsidiary bodies entrusted with monitoring sanctions on Sudan, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Somalia, Al-Qaida and the Taliban, Côte d’Ivoire, Iran, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda.