UN Security Council on Tuesday adopted a resolution encouraging member states to engage more actively with its committee overseeing sanctions on individuals and groups related to Islamic State (IS/Da’esh) and Al-Qaida.
Unanimously adopting Resolution 2560, the 15-member Council encouraged states to more actively submit to the committee listing requests of individuals, groups, undertakings and entities that meet criteria laid out in Resolution 2368, so as to keep the IS and Al-Qaida Sanctions List reliable and up to date.
It also requested an analytical support and sanctions monitoring team to study the exemption procedures set out in Resolution 2368 and make recommendations to the committee within nine months on whether an exemptions update is required.
Jerry Matjila, permanent representative of South Africa to the UN and president of the Security Council for the month of December, spoke briefly in his nation’s capacity after the adoption, thanking Council members for their unity and peacekeepers around the globe for their service in a tumultuous year.
Security Council resolutions are currently adopted through a written procedure vote under temporary, extraordinary and provisional measures implemented in response to the COVID-9 pandemic, as set out in a letter by China, president of the Council for the month of March.