United Nations Security Council Resolution 1985

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UN Security Council
Resolution 1985
Date 10 June 2011
Meeting no. 6,553
Code S/RES/1985 (Document)
Subject Non-proliferation
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Voting summary
15 voted for
None voted against
None abstained
Result Adopted
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1985, adopted unanimously on June 10, 2011, after recalling resolutions 825 (1993), 1540 (2004), 1695 (2006), 1718 (2006), 1874 (2009), 1887 (2009), 1928 (2010) on the topics of North Korea and nuclear weapons, the Council extended the mandate of an expert panel monitoring sanctions against the country until June 12, 2012.[1]

China had blocked the release of the previous report of the expert panel after it accused North Korea of violating the sanctions.[2]


The Security Council determined that the proliferation and delivery of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons constituted a threat to international peace and security. It also recalled that reports from the expert panel had to make credible and objective assessments, analysis and recommendations.[2]


Acting under Article 41 of Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the Council extended the mandate of the expert panel established in Resolution 1874 to monitor the newly strengthened sanctions regime against North Korea, imposed after an underground nuclear test conducted in May 2009. The panel was requested to provide a report by November 12, 2011 and a second report 30 days prior to the termination of its current mandate with its findings and recommendations.[3]

Finally, all states, United Nations agencies and others were urged to co-operate fully with the Committee of the Security Council established in Resolution 1718 and the expert panel.

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