UN Security Council Sanctions Committees



Focal Point for De-listing established pursuant to Security Council
resolution 1730 (2006)

Focal Point for De-listing

As part of its commitment to ensure that fair and clear procedures exist for placing individuals and entities on sanctions lists and for removing them, as well as for granting humanitarian exemptions, the Security Council, on 19 December 2006, adopted resolution 1730 (2006) by which the Council requested the Secretary-General to establish within the Secretariat (Security Council Subsidiary Organs Branch), a focal point to receive de-listing requests and perform the tasks described in the annex to that resolution.

Petitioners, other than those whose names are inscribed on the list created pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999), 1333 (2000) and 1989 (2011) (“the Al-Qaida Sanctions List”), can therefore submit de-listing requests either through the focal point process outlined in resolution 1730 (2006) or through their State of residence or citizenship. An informal and unofficial flowchart that aims to provide a visual guide to the focal point process can be found here PDF. An informal annual report of the activities of the Focal Point is available at this link.

Pursuant to footnote 1 of the annex to resolution 1730 (2006) a State can decide that, as a rule, its citizens or residents should address their de-listing requests directly to the Focal Point. The State will do so by a declaration addressed to the Chairman of the Committee that will be published on the Committee's website. To date, the following States have submitted such declarations:

France
Hungary

Petitioners whose names are inscribed on the Al-Qaida Sanctions List can submit their de-listing requests through the Office of the Ombudsperson.

On 17 December 2012, the Security Council adopted resolution 2083 (2012), by which it authorized the Focal Point to receive travel ban and assets freeze exemption requests in relation to individuals, groups, undertakings or entities on the Al-Qaida Sanctions List. On 17 June 2014, the Council adopted resolution 2161 (2014), further authorizing the Focal Point to receive communications from individuals removed from the Al-Qaida Sanctions List and those claiming to have been subjected to the sanctions measures mistakenly.

The Focal Point may be contacted at this address:
Focal Point for De-listing
Security Council Subsidiary Organs Branch
Room DC2 2034
United Nations
New York, N.Y. 10017
United States of America
Tel. +1 917 367 9448
Fax. +1 212 963 1300
Email: delisting@un.org


As of 3 November 2014, statistics relating to the focal point de-listing process are as follows:

Security Council Committee

Requests received1

Requests processed

De-listed

Remained on the list(s)

Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009) concerning Somalia and Eritrea

(1 request)
(1 individual)

1

 

1 individual

Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1267 (1999) concerning Al-Qaida and the Taliban and Associated Individuals and Entities
(please note: as of 17 December 2009, the Office of the Ombudsperson receives the de-listing requests; on 17 June 2011 the Consolidated List of Individuals and Entities maintained by this Committee was split, with two sections becoming part of a new list to be maintained by the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1988 (2011))

(25 requests)
18 individuals     
22 entities

25

3 individuals2
17 entities3

13 individuals
3 entities

Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1518 (2003)

(3 requests)
4 individuals
1 entity

2 individuals

1 individual
1 entity

Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1521 (2003) concerning Liberia

(33 requests 4)
22 individuals
9 entities

32

10 individuals5

9 individuals
9 entities

Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1533 (2004) concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo

(8 requests)
6 individuals
4 entities

7

1 individual

4 individuals
4 entities

Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1572 (2004) concerning Côte d'Ivoire (2 requests)
2 individuals

1

  1 individual

Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1737 (2006)

(2 requests)
2 entities

2

 

2 entities

Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1970 (2011) concerning Libya
(1 request)
1 individual
1   1 individual

Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1988 (2011)

(3 requests)
3 individuals

3

0 6

2 individuals

Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2127 (2013) concerning the Central African Republic (1 request)
(1 individual)
     

 

(79 requests)
58 individuals
38 entities

74

16
individuals
2 5 6

17 entities 3

32 individuals


19 entities

1 Some requests are second or third requests from the same individual.
2 Two additional individuals were de-listed by the Committee, pursuant to its review of the name as called for paragraph 25 of resolution 1822 (2008), while the focal point process was ongoing.
3 Two additional entities were de-listed by the Committee, pursuant to its review of the names as called for in paragraph 25 of resolution 1822 (2008), while the focal point process was ongoing.
4 One additional request was returned pursuant to paragraph 3 of the annex to resolution 1730 (2006).
5 Three additional individuals were de-listed by the Committee, pursuant to a request submitted by a Member State, while the focal point process was ongoing.
6 One individual was de-listed by the Committee, pursuant to a request submitted by a Member State, while the focal point process was ongoing.

 


As of 14 August 2014, statistics relating to the focal point exemptions process (Al-Qaida Sanctions List) are as follows:

Measure

Requests received

Requests Processed

Granted

Not Granted

Travel ban

1

1

 

1

 

S/RES/1730 (2006)

19 December 2006

Establishes a focal point within the Secretariat (Security Council Subsidiary Organs Branch) to receive de-listing requests and directs the relevant sanctions committees to revise their guidelines accordingly (paras 1 & 2)

S/2007/178

30 March 2007

Letter dated 30 March 2007 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council (Contact details for the Focal Point for De-listing, which have since been updated - see above)

S/RES/2083 (2012)

17 December 2012

Authorizes the Focal Point for De-listing to receive travel ban and assets freeze exemption requests in relation to individuals, groups, undertakings or entities on the Al-Qaida Sanctions List

S/RES/2161 (2014) 17 June 2014 Authorizes the Focal Point to receive communications from individuals de-listed from the Al-Qaida Sanctions List and from individuals claiming to have been subjected to the sanctions measures in relation to Al-Qaida mistakenly.