Sixth Six-Month Report of the Facilitator on the Implementation of Security Council Resolution 2231 (2015) (S/2018/1106)

December 11, 2018

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear
  • Missile

I. Introduction

1. The note by the President of the Security Council of 16 January 2016 (S/2016/44) set forth practical arrangements and procedures for the Council for carrying out tasks related to the implementation of resolution 2231 (2015), in particular with respect to the provisions specified in paragraphs 2 to 7 of annex B to that resolution.

2. In the note, it was established that the Security Council should select, on an annual basis, one member to serve as its Facilitator for the functions specified therein. On 2 January 2018, I was appointed as Facilitator for the implementation of resolution 2231 (2015) for the period ending 31 December 2018 (see S/2018/2/Rev.1).

3. It was also established in the note that the Facilitator should brief the other members of the Security Council on its work and the implementation of resolution 2231 (2015) every six months, in parallel with the report submitted by the SecretaryGeneral on the implementation of the resolution.

4. The present report covers the period from 15 June to 11 December 2018.

II. Summary of the activities of the Council in the “2231 format”

5. On 20 June 2018, the representatives of the Security Council for the implementation of resolution 2231 (2015) convened in the “2231 format” to discuss the fifth report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of the resolution (S/2018/602) to review the findings and recommendations contained therein, a s outlined in the note by the President of the Council of 16 January 2016. During the meeting, the Secretariat introduced the report and representatives shared views on it.

6. On 26 June 2018, a letter from the Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General was received by the President of the Security Council (S/2018/634). The letter transmitted the views of the Islamic Republic of Iran on the fifth report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of resolution 2231 (2015), as described further in paragraph 17.

7. On 27 June 2018 (see S/PV.8297), the Security Council was briefed by the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs on the fifth report of the SecretaryGeneral on the implementation of resolution 2231 (2015) (S/2018/602), by myself as Facilitator on the work of the Council and the implementation of the resolution (S/2018/624) and by the Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations, on behalf of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, in her capacity as Coordinator of the Joint Commission established in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, on the procurement channel (S/2018/601).

8. On 4 December 2018, the Security Council held informal consultations to consider the ballistic missile launch by the Islamic Republic of Iran on 1 December 2018.

9. On 10 December 2018, the representatives of the Security Council for the implementation of resolution 2231 (2015) convened in the “2231 format” to discuss the sixth report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of the resolution and to review the findings and recommendations contained therein. 

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