About the committee
- The 1267 sanctions committee of the UN, also known as the ISIL (Da-esh) and Al Qaida sanctions committee, oversees sanctions measures related to individuals, entities and groups.
- The committee can impose measures like asset freezes, travel bans and arms embargoes against designated individuals and entities.
- It is one of the 14 sanctions committees under the UN. Sanctions committees comprise all 15 members of the Security Council, and each committee is chaired by a non-permanent member on a rotational basis.
- All these sanctions committees (including the 1267 sanctions committee) undertake decisions by consensus. This requirement effectively gives a veto to all 15 members of the committee.
Why in News?
- The UN Security Council’s 1267 ISIL and Al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee added the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) terror group’s leader Noor Wali Mehsud for participating in the financing, planning and perpetrating acts on behalf of and in support of entities associated with al-Qaeda.
- The inclusion subjects the Pakistani national to an assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo.