STATEMENT by Ambassador Le Luong Minh, Permanent Representative of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the United Nations at the open debate of the Security Council on the Work of the 1267 Committee, the 1373 Committee and the 1540 Committee
05-26-2009, 04:56 pm
by Ambassador Le Luong Minh,
of the SocialistRepublic of Vietnam to the United Nations
at the open debate of the Security
Council on the Work of the 1267 Committee,
the 1373 Committee and the 1540
New York, 26 May 2009
would like to start by thanking Ambassador Thomas Mayr-Harting, Ambassador Jean-Maurice
Ripert and Ambassador Jorge Urbina for their very comprehensive briefings on
the work of the 1267Committee, the 1373
Committee and the 1540 Committee and their continued cooperation during the
past 6 months. We commend the three Committees, under the leadership of their
Chairmen and with the assistance of their expert bodies, namely the Monitoring
Team, the CTED and the 1540 Expert Group, for the achievements recorded and initiatives
taken in carrying out their mandates.
to acknowledge the threat posed to international peace and securityby Al-Qaida, Usama bin Laden, the Taliban,
and other individuals, groups, undertakings and entities associated with them.
The adoption by the Security Council of resolution 1822 (2008) provided further
directions and a legal framework for the 1267 Committee’s work.
takes note of the fact that the 1267 Committee has given high priority to
conducting a review process of all names on its Consolidated List. For that
purpose, the Committee circulated two batches of names for updated information
or additional identifiers and plans to update all entries on the List. The
Committee also worked with its Monitoring Team to publish on its website 53
narrative summaries of reasonsfor
listing. We support the commitment made by the Committee’s Chair to ensure that
this review process would be conducted
seriously and thoroughly. We, therefore, once again stress that particular
attention should be given to the consideration of cases whose continued listing
may no longer be appropriate, with a view to removing those names from the
List. We believe that all the above-mentioned efforts will positively
contribute to improving the quality of the Consolidated List, thus the
effectiveness of the 1267 sanctions regime of the Security Council.
Counter-Terrorism Committee, on its part, has been engaged in a stocktaking
exercise of the implementation by Member States of the Security Council’s
counter-terrorism resolutions. Using all appropriate tools, such as the PIAs,
the country visit reports and recommendations, the CTC has made further efforts
to improve the dialogue with Member States, as well as to promote technical
assistance in the field of counter-terrorism. My Delegation supports the
initiative of the CTC to facilitate, in the framework of the stocktaking
exercise, direct dialogue between the CTC and the Permanent Missions of Member
States in New York
aimed at finding ways to assist Member States in implementing their obligations
under the related Security Council’s resolutions.
The CTC continues to give guidance to its
expert body - the CTED in developing a technical guide, another reference tool
to help ensure consistent analysis and evaluation of States’ implementation of
resolution 1373 (2001). We look forward to further discussions with other
members ofthe CTC on the revised draft
of the technical guide.
Pursuant to resolution
1805 (2008) in which the Security Council decided to conduct an interim review
of CTED’s work by 30 June 2009, my Delegation welcomes CTC’s on-going efforts in assessing CTED’s
assistance to the Committee in delivering its mandate and the impacts ofCTED’s structural reorganization on its work.
Upon the completion of this interim review, we expectthe Council would be able to agree on recommendations
made by the CTC for the improvement of CTED’s work in the time ahead.
welcomes the Program of Work for 2009 adopted by the 1540 Committee with a
major focus on the organization of a comprehensive review of the status of
implementation of resolution 1540. The Committee madegreat efforts in elaborating the modalities of
the review, which is aimed at addressing specific critical issues that have not yet
been addressed and identifying new approaches to promote the implementation of
the resolution, while avoiding to impose unnecessary or overlappedobligations on Member States.
to cooperation between the three Committees through their expert bodies, we take
note of further endeavors, such as the common approach towards relevant
international, regional and sub-regional organizations, jointly proposed by the
Monitoring Team, the CTED and the 1540 Expert Group for the consideration of
the three Committees, the fact that experts of the Monitoring Team continue to
participate in CTED’s visits to Member States. We support the three expert
bodies in finding appororiate ways to strengthen their coordinated actions
within the Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force to help promoting the
implementation of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy.
conclusion, Mr.President, Viet Nam
reaffirms the importance of the three Committee’s mandates and their
contribution to the common cause against international terrorism. We wish to
register our continued support and cooperation with the three Committees in
carrying out their mandates.