Security Council Distr.: General 26 June 2019
Resolution 2478 (2019)
Adopted by the Security Council at its 8563rd meeting, on 26 June 2019
The Security Council, Recalling its previous resolutions, in particular resolution 2360 (2017), and the statements of its President concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Reaffirming its strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of the DRC as well as all States in the region and emphasizing the need to respect fully the principles of non-interference, good neighbourliness and regional cooperation, Taking note of the final report (S/2019/469) of the Group of Experts on the DRC (“the Group of Experts”) established pursuant to resolution 1533 (2004) and extended pursuant to resolutions 1807 (2008), 1857 (2008), 1896 (2009), 1952 (2010), 2021 (2011), 2078 (2012), 2136 (2014), 2198 (2015), 2293 (2016), 2360 (2017) and 2424 (2018), Reiterating the need for the Government of the DRC to swiftly and fully investigate the killing of the two members of the Group of Experts and the four Congolese nationals accompanying them and bring those responsible to justice, welcoming the Secretary General’s commitment that the United Nations will do everything possible to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice, further welcoming the work of the United Nations team deployed to assist the Congolese authorities in their investigations, in agreement with the Congolese authorities, and welcoming their continued cooperation, Determining that the situation in the DRC continues to constitute a threat to international peace and security in the region, Acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, 1. Decides to renew until 1 July 2020 the measures as set out in paragraphs 1 to 6 of resolution 2293 (2016), including its reaffirmations therein; 2. Reaffirms that measures described in paragraph 5 of resolution 2293 (2016) shall apply to individuals and entities as designated by the Committee, as set forth in paragraph 7 of resolution 2293 (2016) and paragraph 3 of resolution 2360 (2017); 3. Decides to extend until 1 August 2020 the mandate of the Group of Experts, as set forth in paragraph 6 of Resolution 2360, expresses its intention to review the mandate and take appropriate action regarding the further extension no later than 1 July 2020, and requests the Secretary-General to take the necessary administrative measures as expeditiously as possible to re-establish the Group of Experts, in consultation with the Committee, drawing, as appropriate, on the expertise of the members of the Group established pursuant to previous resolutions; 4. Requests the Group of Experts to provide to the Council, after discussion with the Committee, a mid-term report no later than 30 December 2019, and a final report no later than 15 June 2020, as well as submit monthly updates to the Committee, except in the months where the mid-term and final reports are due; 5. Reaffirms the reporting provisions as set out in resolution 2360 (2017); 6. Recalls the Guidelines of the Committee for the Conduct of its Work as adopted by the Committee on 6 August 2010, and calls on Member states to use, as appropriate, the procedures and criteria therein, including on the issues of listing and delisting and recalls resolution 1730 (2006) in that regard; 7. Requests the Group of Experts to circulate to the Committee every twelve months proposed updates to the existing information on the DRC Sanctions List compiled in line with the Guidelines and in consultation with the respective designating States and States of residence or nationality, where known, regarding: (a) identifiers of individuals, groups, undertakings and entities designated by the Committee; (b) individuals on the DRC Sanctions List who are reportedly deceased, along with an assessment of relevant information such as the certification of death, and to the extent possible, the status and location of frozen assets and the names of any legal beneficiaries or any joint owners on the DRC Sanctions List who would be in position to obtain any unfrozen assets; (c) groups, undertakings and entities on the Sanctions List that are reported or confirmed to have ceased to exist, along with an assessment of any relevant information; (d) other relevant additions or modifications to the statement of cases; 8. Decides to remain seized of the matter.