United Nations Security Council Resolution 1730

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1730, adopted unanimously on December 19, 2006, after emphasising the role of sanctions, the Council requested the Secretary-General to establish a focal point within the Secretariat to ensure "fair and clear" procedures for placing individuals and entities on sanctions lists and for removing them.[1]

UN Security Council
Resolution 1730
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Date19 December 2006
Meeting no.5,599
CodeS/RES/1730 (Document)
SubjectGeneral issues relating to sanctions
Voting summary
  • 15 voted for
  • None voted against
  • None abstained
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members
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Reaffirming the importance of sanctions in maintaining international peace and security, the Council urged all Member States to implement obligations placed upon them. It wanted to ensure that sanctions were targeted in support of clear objectives and implemented fairly, as well as having humanitarian exceptions.


The Security Council adopted a de-listing procedure provided in the annex of the resolution. Sanctions committees established in resolutions 751 (1992), 918 (1994), 1132 (1997), 1267 (1999), 1518 (2003), 1533 (2004), 1572 (2004), 1591 (2005), 1636 (2005) and 1718 (2006) were asked to revise their guidelines accordingly.[2]

De-listing procedureEdit

The Secretary-General was asked to establish a focal point within the Secretariat to receive requests for de-listing. The focal point was to receive petitions for de-listing which would then be forwarded on to the governments of the individual's residence. It de-listing is approved, rejected or no action is taken by the relevant governments, the Committee would be informed in all instances and if necessary, approve or reject the application. The petitioner would then be informed of the decision.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Security Council adopts measures to ensure 'fair and clear' procedures exist for de-listing from sanctions committees". United Nations. December 19, 2006.
  2. ^ Andreopoulos, George; Barberet, Rosemary; Levine, James P. (2010). International Criminal Justice: Theoretical and Legal Perspectives. New York: Springer. p. 164. ISBN 978-1-4419-1101-8.
  3. ^ Farrall, Jeremy Matam (2007). United Nations sanctions and the rule of law. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 222. ISBN 978-0-521-87802-9.

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