Quick facts

Broader context


UN sanctions are imposed in a variety of contexts:


Spill-overs from neighboring or regional conflicts:

35% of sanctions episodes


Imposed following other unilateral or regional sanctions:

70% of sanctions episodes


Imposed in cases where regime eventually changes:

50% of sanctions episodes


Adopted unanimously by the Security Council:

76% of sanctions episodes


Combined with other policy instruments:

100% of sanctions episodes