The Permanent Mission of the Hashemite

Kingdom of Jordan to the United Nations 


UN Security Council Subsidiary Bodies 

 

H.E. Ms. Dina Kawar, Permanent Representative of Jordan Chairs the  UN Security Council Sanctions Committee 1533 concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


The Scope of the sanctions regime includes an Arms embargo. Also, a Travel ban; and Assets freeze have designated individuals and entities identified on the sanctions list whom have violated the arms embargo; obstructed humanitarian assistance; targeted children or women; recruited or used children in armed conflict; and supported armed groups through illicit trade of natural resources including gold; attacked UN peacekeepers.


The mandate of the sanctions regime expires in February 2015 where another Security Council Resolution extending the sanctions regime for an additional the year is expected to help the Democratic Republic of Congo restore Peace and Security.

 

H.E. Ms. Dina Kawar,  Permanent Representative of Jordan also chairs the  UN Security Council Sanctions Committee 1521 concerning Liberia.


The Scope of the sanctions regime includes an Arms embargo  Also, a Travel ban; and Assets freeze have designated individuals and entities identified on the sanctions list whom have violated the arms embargo; obstructed humanitarian assistance; targeted children or women; recruited or used children in armed conflict; and  attacked UN peacekeepers.

 

The mandate of the sanctions regime expires in December 2014 where another Security Council Resolution extending the sanctions regime is expected to enable Liberia to continue its Peace building efforts towards full recovery.

 
Defeating Terrorism requires a comprehensive approach and a solid cooperation with the UN related bodies. Jordan plays an active role within the Counter Terrorism Committee, AL-Qaeda Committee and maintain its grounded relations with the international entities which consist the Counter Terrorism Implementation Task Force. Jordan actively supports counter-terrorism efforts of the United Nations entire system.

 

Jordan & the Security Council

 

Jordan has played an important role in maintaining international peace and security over the past decades and has been committed to the strengthening of international action through the United Nations to achieve collective security.

 

On the 8th of December 2013, Jordan was elected as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the term (2014-2015). Jordan was previously elected as a non permanent member for two terms (1965 – 1966) and  (1982 – 1983). 

 

Under the UN Charter, the Security Council has primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. The Council is composed of 15 Members: five permanent members and ten non-permanent members elected for two-year terms by the General Assembly, and each Member has one vote. All Member States are to comply with Council decisions.

 

The Security Council takes the lead in determining the existence of a threat to the peace or act of aggression. It calls upon the parties to a dispute to settle it by peaceful means and recommends methods of adjustment or terms of settlement. In some cases, the Security Council can resort to imposing sanctions or even authorize the use of force to maintain or restore international peace and security.  It is the Security Council in particular that authorizes the creation of all peacekeeping operations. The Security Council also recommends to the General Assembly the appointment of the Secretary-General and the admission of new Members to the United Nations. And, together with the General Assembly, it elects the judges of the International Court of Justice.