UN Security Council renews sanctions regime on Mali

Source: Xinhua| 2018-08-30 23:51:51|Editor: yan
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UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) -- The UN Security Council on Thursday adopted Resolution 2432 renewing the sanctions regime on Mali established by Resolution 2374 last year and the mandate of the Panel of Experts.

Resolution 2432 renews until Aug. 31, 2019 the provision for a travel ban and the asset freeze. It also extends until Sept. 30, 2019 the mandate of the Panel of Experts, which is expected to produce a mid-term report no later than Feb. 28, 2019, a final report no later than Aug. 15, 2019, and periodic updates in between, as appropriate.

The resolution requests the secretary-general to take the necessary administrative measures as expeditiously as possible to re-establish the Panel of Experts, in consultation with the committee, drawing, as appropriate, on the expertise of the current members of the panel.

Although Resolution 2374 requested the secretary-general to create, in consultation with the committee, a group of up to five experts, only four were appointed, as Russia opposed the appointment of the fifth expert.

The Security Council on Sept. 5, 2017 adopted Resolution 2374 establishing a targeted sanctions regime on Mali.

The resolution, which was adopted unanimously, imposes a travel ban and assets freeze on individuals and entities engaged in actions or policies that threaten the peace, security, or stability of Mali.

It establishes the Sanctions Committee on Mali and requests the secretary-general to create, for an initial period of 13 months, a panel of experts to support the committee's work.