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

In recent months the Security Council has discussed sanctions regarding Yemen, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Somalia and Libya; has adopted a resolution imposing sanctions on South Sudan; and reviewed the sanctions related to the Islamic Republic of Iran. Speaking to the Security Council in November 2014, Under-Secretary-General Jeffrey Feltman said that support to the Council and its sanctions committees is a central component of the Department of Political Affairs’ work. Continue reading

Security Council unanimously adopts resolution 2118 on chemical weapons in Syria

The Security Council unanimously adopts resolution 2118 (2013), endorsing the expeditious destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons programme, with inspections to begin by 1 October. The Council also agreed that in the event of non-compliance, it would impose “Chapter VII” measures. 27 September 2013 United Nations, New York Photo # 564722Deeply outraged by the use of chemical weapons on 21 August in a Damascus suburb, as concluded by a United Nations investigation team, the Security Council this evening endorsed the expeditious destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons programme, with inspections to begin by 1 October, and agreed that in the event of non-compliance, it would impose “Chapter VII” measures. Continue reading