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    SC/7347
    2 April 2002

    SECURITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE CONCERNING SIERRA LEONE ADOPTS REVISED CONSOLIDATED GUIDELINES FOR ITS WORK

    NEW YORK, 28 March (UN Headquarters) -- The Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1132 (1997) concerning Sierra Leone adopted, on 26 March 2002, revised consolidated guidelines for the conduct of its work, which incorporate into the previously issued guidelines the relevant provisions of Security Council resolution 1306 (2000), and the subsequent decisions taken by the Committee to exempt from the measures imposed by paragraph 1 of that resolution rough diamonds controlled by the Government of Sierra Leone through its Certificate of Origin regime.

    The Committee also decided to transmit the Guidelines to all States, drawing their attention to operative paragraph 1 of resolution 1306 (2000) and also to the letters from the Chairman of the Committee to the President of the Security Council dated 6 October 2000 (S/2000/966) and 28 March 2001 (S/2001/300), which contain decisions taken by the Committee related to the exemption of rough diamonds controlled by the Government of Sierra Leone through its Certificate of Origin regime from the measures imposed by paragraph 1 of resolution 1306 (2000).

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