Visit by the Chair of the 2048 Sanctions Committee to Guinea-Bissau

The chair of the UN Sanctions Committee established under resolution 2048, Anatolio Ndong Mba, is in Guinea-Bissau for a two-day visit with a view to obtaining first-hand accounts on the sanctions measures imposed by Security Council resolution 2048 (2012) and discuss political developments in Guinea-Bissau.

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26 Jun 2018

Visit by the Chair of the 2048 Sanctions Committee to Guinea-Bissau

Mr. Anatolio Ndong Mba, is Chair of 2048 Sanctions Committee and Permanent Representative of Equatorial Guinea to the UN.  His delegation will meet with top Bissau-Guinean officials, political parties, civil society organizations, and international partners.

Following the coup d'état of April 2012, the United Nations Security Council took in May, sanctions against 11 high-ranking Bissau-Guinean army officials involved in this coup. 

The Sanctions Committee was established by the Security Council on 19 July 2012 pursuant to resolution 2048 (2012) concerning Guinea-Bissau. The Committee is a subsidiary organ of the Security Council and consists of all the members of the Council.

The Committee is mandated, among others, to:

-monitor implementation of the measures imposed;

-designate those individuals who meet the listing criteria as contained in the relevant resolution 2048 (2012)

-consider and decide upon requests for exemptions from the sanctions measures;

-report to the Security Council as deemed necessary by the Committee.

The latest change to the list was done in December 2017: