UN Security Council Resolutions

Below is a list of UN Security Council Resolutions on the DPRK

21 MARCH 2018 S/RES/2407 This resolution extended the mandate of the Panel of Experts until 24 April 2019.
22 DECEMBER 2017 S/RES/2397 This resolution strengthened measures regarding the supply, sale or transfer to the DPRK of all refined petroleum products, including diesel and kerosene; and introduced a limit allowed for the supply, sale or transfer of crude oil to the DPRK. It expanded sectoral sanctions by introducing a ban on DPRK’s export of food and agricultural products, machinery, electrical equipment, earth and stone including magnesite and magnesia, wood and vessels. The resolution also prohibited the DPRK from selling or transferring fishing rights; and introduced a ban on the supply, sale or transfer to the DPRK of all industrial machinery, transportation vehicles, iron, steel and other metals. It strengthened the ban on providing work authorizations for DPRK nationals; strengthened maritime measures to address the DPRK’s illicit exports of coal and other prohibited items as well as illicit imports of petroleum through deceptive maritime practices.
11 SEPTEMBER 2017 S/RES/2375 This resolution introduced a full ban on the supply, sale or transfer of all condensates and natural gas liquids to the DPRK; introduced a limit for all refined petroleum products in terms of the amount allowed; introduced restrictions on the supply, sale or transfer of crude oil to the DPRK; introduced a ban on the export by the DPRK of textiles; introduced a ban on Member States from providing work authorizations for DPRK nationals; expanded financial sanctions by prohibiting all joint ventures or cooperative entities or expanding existing joint ventures with DPRK entities or individuals; and it designated 1 additional individual and 3 entities.
5 AUGUST 2017 S/RES/2371 This resolution introduced a full ban on coal, iron and iron ore, and added lead and lead ore to the banned commodities subject to sectoral sanctions. It banned the hiring and paying of additional DPRK laborers used to generate foreign export earnings, and prohibited the export by the DPRK of seafood. It expanded financial sanctions by prohibiting new or expanded joint ventures and cooperative commercial entities with the DPRK. It prohibited the deployment and use of chemical weapons and calls for DPRK’s accession to the CWC. It designated an additional 9 individuals and 4 entities and provides updated information on 2 previously designated individuals.
2 JUNE 2017 S/RES/2356 This resolution designated an additional 14 individuals and 4 entities.
23 MARCH 2017 S/RES/2345 This resolution extended the mandate of the Panel of Experts until 24 April 2018
30 NOVEMBER 2016 S/RES/2321 This resolution expanded the arms embargo to the items listed in a new conventional arms dual-use list; expanded cargo inspection; strengthened maritime transport related provisions; prohibited the supply, sale or transfer to the DPRK of new helicopters and vessels; overhauled and expanded sectoral sanctions; added copper, nickel, silver and zinc to the materials banned from supplying, selling or transferring by the DPRK, and added new items to the luxury goods ban. It further strengthens proliferation network related measures; and designated 11 individuals and 10 entities.
24 MARCH 2016 S/RES/2276 This was a resolution extending the mandate of the Panel of Experts and decided that the Panel’s mandate should apply with respect to measures imposed in resolution 2270.
2 MARCH 2016 S/RES/2270 This resolution expanded the arms embargo and non-proliferation measures; it enforced new cargo inspection and maritime procedures, it expanded financial measures; it enforced sectoral sanctions (coal, minerals and fuel ban). It added new items to the luxury goods ban. It clarified the ban on hosting of DPRK trainers, advisors or other officials for police, paramilitary and military training, and the ban on specialized training or teaching for DPRK nationals in specific fields that could contribute to the DPRK’s proliferation-sensitive activities.  It required Member States to expel DPRK diplomats and foreign nationals involved in illicit activities. It designated additional 16 individuals and 12 entities.
4 MARCH 2015 S/RES/2207 This resolution renewed the mandate of the Panel of Experts until 5 April 2016.
5 MARCH 2014 S/RES/2141 This resolution extended the mandate of the Panel of Experts until 5 April 2015.
7 MARCH 2013 S/RES/2094 This resolution imposed targeted financial sanctions; expanded the prohibited items list concerning nuclear, ballistic missile and other WMD related items; and provided a non-exhaustive list of prohibited luxury goods. It designates 3 additional individuals and 2 additional entities; expanded designations criteria to include individuals and entities that have contributed to the DPRK’s prohibited programmes. It increased the Panel of Experts to eight members and extended its mandate until 7 April 2014.
22 JANUARY 2013 S/RES/2087 This resolution expanded measures related to Member States’ rights to seize and destroy material suspected of being connected to the DPRK’s weapons development or research; and expanded measures imposed on persons suspected of involvement with the DPRK’s nuclear program. It clarified methods of material disposal, and measures related to the catch-all provision. It designates 4 individuals and 6 entities; and expands designation criteria to include entities/individuals that have assisted in the evasion of sanctions or in violation of the resolutions.
12 JUNE 2012 S/RES/2050 This resolution extended the mandate of the Panel of Experts until 12 July 2013.
10 JUNE 2011 S/RES/1985 This resolution extended the mandate of the Panel of Experts until 12 June 2012 and asked the Panel to provide its midterm and final reports to the committee a month before they are submitted to the Council, in order to allow for a discussion.
7 JUNE 2010 S/RES/1928 This resolution extended the mandate of the Panel of Experts until 12 June 2011.
12 JUNE 2009 S/RES/1874 This resolution expands measures related to arms’ exports and imports to all arms and related material (except import of small arms and light weapons and their related materiel). It calls upon Member States to prevent provision of financial services or transfer of financial resources that could contribute to prohibited programmes/activities. It calls on states to report on inspections, seizures and disposals, as well as the sale, supply or transfer of small arms or light weapons, among others. It establishes a Panel of Experts, consisting of seven members to assist the 1718 Committee.
14 OCTOBER 2006 S/RES/1718 This resolution established the 1718 Sanctions Committee, imposed an arms embargo, assets freeze and travel ban on persons involved in the DPRK’s nuclear programme, and a ban on a range of imports and exports, to prohibit the DPRK from conducting nuclear tests or launching ballistic missiles.
15 JULY 2006 S/RES/1695 This resolution condemned North Korea’s launch of ballistic missiles and required all Member States to exercise vigilance and prevent missile and missile-related items, materials, goods and technology being transferred to DPRK’s missile or WMD programmes. It urged the DPRK to return to the Six-Party Talks, and to return at an early date to the Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and International Atomic Energy Agency safeguards.
11 MAY 1993 S/RES/825 This resolution urged the DPRK to reconsider its announcement to withdraw from the NPT and abide by its international obligations.
8 AUGUST 1991 S/RES/702 This resolution recommended the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the Republic of Korea for UN membership.

 

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