Making Targeted Sanctions Effective: Guidelines for the Implementation of UN Policy Options

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Aiming to increase the effectiveness of sanctions, this report looks at means of enhancing the prospect of achieving their stated objectives while minimising unintended consequences. Offering practical guidelines and ideas on how to strengthen the implementation of targeted sanctions and presenting possible ways of action, it looks at the following issues:

- Choosing targeted sanctions
- Measures to strengthen the role of the UN in the implementation of targeted sanctions
- Supporting member state capacity to implement targeted sanctions
- Targeting the target: Measures to improve accuracy and manage sanctions evasion

The recommendations aim to be of value to implementers in national governments, to policymakers in the UN, and to other international actors involved in carrying out effective targeted sanctions.

The report results from the Stockholm Process, a yearlong process engaging experts from academia, national governments, non-governmental and international organisations, the UN Secretariat, and practitioners with expertise in the field of sanctions implementation.