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UN arms embargo on Haiti

The UNSC has imposed an arms embargo on Haiti since 2022. It bans all supplies of arms and related materiel to individuals and entities The embargo is time limited for one year.

In October 2022 the UN Security Council adopted unanimously Security Council Resolution 2653 in response to the extremely high levels of gang violence in Haiti. The resolution imposed several measures including a year long embargo on the supply of weapons, ammunition and military equipment and related assistance to any individuals and entities designated by the relevant UN sanctions committee.

At the imposition of the embargo one person, a leader of a criminal gang in Haiti, was designated by the sanctions committee and no further individuals or entities have been added since.

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Embargo type: Mandatory UN embargoes
Entry into force:
Establishing document: UNSCR 2653