unsc-committee-1267

In a huge diplomatic win for India, the United Nations designated Masood Azhar as a global terrorist.

About UNSC Committee 1267

  • The Committee was initially established pursuant to resolution 1267 (1999) which imposed a limited air embargo and assets freeze on the Taliban. Over time, the regime evolved and the measures became a targeted assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo against designated individuals and entities. 
  • On 17 June 2011, the Security Council unanimously adopted resolutions 1988 (2011). The Committee was henceforth known as the Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee, mandated to oversee implementation of the measures against individuals and entities associated with Al-Qaida. 
  • A separate Committee was established pursuant to resolution 1988 (2011) to oversee implementation of the measures against individuals and entities associated with the Taliban in constituting a threat to the peace, stability and security of Afghanistan.