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Security Council Arria-Formula Open Meeting on “Enhancing the Design Process of UN Sanctions: Perspectives from All Stakeholders”
5 Jul 2017 -  This meeting provides a unique opportunity for a discussion on the enhancement of UN sanctions design process, including perspectives of previously or currently targeted countries. It also bring together representatives from permanent and non-permanent members of the UNSC, wider United Nations membership, and Regional Organizations.

The meeting discusses the following pertinent issues:
- Implementation process and lessons learned from implementing countries.
- Mitigating the adverse effects of UN sanctions on civilian populations of targeted countries as well as wider economic/social impact on neighboring countries.
- Enhancing the design process of UN sanctions, based on lessons learned.
- The role of regional organizations in imposing UN sanctions.
- Aligning UN sanctions with regional peace and security instruments to better support regional priorities.