On 28 April 2017, the UN Security Council (UNSC) meet to discuss North Korea’s nuclear program and ballistic missile testing (a flagrant violation of UNSC resolutions). With rising tensions, the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, said…
UN Security Council sanctions
On 20th April 2017, the UN Security Council condemned the latest North Korean ballistic-missile launch on 15 April 2017. In it’s statement, the Council threatened North Korea with a new round of sanctions.
Since 2014, the United Nations started to conduct a High Level Review (HLR) on UN Sanctions. A compendium of the HLR can downloaded. The HLR is sponsored by Australia, Finland, Germany, Greece, and Sweden in order to consider ways of updating and strengthening the implementation of UN sanctions.
On 30 December 2016, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon sent a confidential report to the UN Security Council regarding his concerns that Iran may have violated existing UN arms embargo. It concerns Iranian arms shipments – weapons and missiles – to the Lebanese Shi’ite group Hezbollah. The report is to be discussed by the Security Council on 18 January 2017.
On 30 November 2016, UN Security Council adopted new sanctions against North Korea under UNSC Resolution 2321 (2016). The decision is based on North Korea’s 9 September 2016 nuclear test.