June 2, 2014
Last week, the Watson Institute launched a six-month project to work with the United Nations Secretariat, Member States and civil society to strengthen the instrument of UN sanctions. The High Level Review of UN Sanctions was held at UN Headquarters on Wednesday, May 28, hosted by the Permanent Representatives of Australia, Finland, Greece, and Sweden.
Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson addressed the briefing of more than 200 representatives of Member States, UN institutions, academia and civil society. The Honorable Sue Eckert, Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute, delivered the statement on behalf of the Institute and co-organizer, Compliance and Capacity International, along with the Ambassadors of the sponsoring states. The High Level Review of UN Sanctions builds on the longstanding research and policy engagement of the Watson Institute with the United Nations Security Council to help refine the tool of UN sanctions to be more effective and just in supporting international peace and security.