Security Council Reaffirms Its Resolve to Combat Terrorism
21 July 2017

21 July 2017



Security Council Reaffirms Its Resolve to Combat Terrorism

The Security Council on 20 July unanimously adopted a resolution reinforcing its resolve to adapt to evolving terrorist threats, encouraging Governments to update their methods for cutting off funds to terrorist groups, preventing their travel, banning them from acquiring arms and ensuring that sanctions were fully implemented.

Acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, the Council adopted resolution 2368 (2017), a sweeping 33-page text detailing the types of sanctions already imposed on Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh), Al-Qaida and associated individuals and groups.

In 105 paragraphs, the Council reaffirmed past decisions and made a series of appeals to Governments and counter-terrorism bodies alike, expressing increasing concern about the lack of implementation of resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011), 2199 (2015) and 2253 (2015), including insufficient reporting by Member States to the 1267/1989/2253 ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee.

By its terms, the Council directed the Committee to keep “under active review” its guidelines for placing, removing or granting exemptions to individuals and entities on its Sanctions List.  It extended the mandates of the Office of the Ombudsperson, established by resolution 1904 (2009), and the New-York based Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team, established by resolution 1526 (2004), for 24 months beyond their December 2019 expirations.  Its first two annexes outlined the mandates for the Monitoring Team and the Office of the Ombudsperson, while the third contained eight additions to the Sanctions List.


For the complete resolution see here.