With support from the Geneva Science-Policy Interface, the Geneva Graduate Institute and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) launched an initiative to increase interaction across the academic-policy divide to improve the mitigation of unintended humanitarian impacts of United Nations targeted sanctions.
This included a focus on the promotion, improvement, and dissemination of the UN Sanctions App by policy practitioners. The app consolidates information about all sanctions regimes imposed by the United Nations Security Council since 1991. It includes more than 100 different sanctions variants used in 26 sanctions regimes over a more than 30-year period.
The initiative has resulted in relevant improvements and adaptations to UN Sanctions App specifically targeting the humanitarian community. In addition, the initiative has also produced an online resource bibliography listing relevant studies and papers published on the impacts of UN and other selected sanctions regimes over the past ten years on humanitarian action.
The project’s closing event will launch the updated UN Sanctions App together with relevant colleagues from the academic, diplomatic, and humanitarian community in Geneva and beyond. The opportunity will also be used to discuss the recently adopted Resolution 2664 which introduces a cross-cutting humanitarian exemption in UNSC sanctions regimes, and to identify further work to be done to protect humanitarian action from the impacts of autonomous sanctions regimes globally.
- Welcome and Introduction to the programme, Professor Thomas Biersteker, the Graduate Institute
- Presentation of an overview of the literature on the impact of sanctions on humanitarian action, Dr. Erica Moret, the Graduate Institute
- Presentation of the UN Sanctions App, Professor Thomas Biersteker and Zuzana Hudáková of the Graduate Institute
- Presentation of the online resources, Leou Chen, Graduate Institute and Cherise Chadwick, Norwegian Refugee Council
- Panel Discussion on the recently adopted Resolution 2664, Moderated by Dr. Erica Moret
The event will be followed by drinks reception.
This is a closed event, by invite only, but if you are particularly interested in the topic, you can request a place by writing to Sylvia Nissim.
The event is co-organised with the Geneva Science-Policy Interface and the Norwegian Refugee Council.