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Status of the embargo
Organisation(s) imposing embargo(es)UN
Restriction(s)Conventional weapons 
ExceptionsYes, no prior notification or approval
Yes, prior approval

Haiti is currently under UN embargo.


On October 21, 2022, the United Nations imposed an arms embargo targeting individuals and entities engaged in or supporting / criminal activities and violence, involving armed groups and criminal networks in Haiti (Resolution 2653 (2022)). Since October 1, 2023, this sanctions regime has been modified, and the measures no longer concern only non-state actors (Resolution 2699 (2023)).

  1. Conventional weapons


The current sanctions regime, as detailed in Resolution 2699 (2023), and reaffirmed in Resolution 2700 (2023), decides that, « all Member States shall take the necessary measures to prevent the direct or indirect supply, sale, or transfer to Haiti, from or through their territories or by their nationals, or using their flag vessels or aircraft of small arms, light weapons, and ammunition » (Resolution 2699, para. 14).


 Requiring no prior approval from or notification to the UN Sanctions Committee on Haiti :

  • « The supply, sale, or transfer of small arms, light weapons, or ammunition to the UN or a UN-authorized mission or to a security unit that operates under the command of the Government of Haiti, intended to be used by or in coordination with those entities and intended solely to further the objectives of peace and stability in Haiti » (Resolution 2699, para. 14 (a) and Resolution 2700, para. 6 (a)). This exemption « applies to, inter alia, the UN, BINUH, the Multinational Security Support (MSS) Mission authorized by resolution 2699 (2023), the HNP, and the Armed Forces of Haiti » (Resolution 2700, para. 9).

Requiring prior approval by the United Nations Sanctions Committee on Haiti :

  • « Other supplies, sales, or transfers of small arms, light weapons, and ammunition to Haiti as approved in advance by the Committee established pursuant to resolution 2653 (2022) to further the objectives of peace and stability in Haiti » (Resolution 2699, para. 14 (b) and Resolution 2700, para. 6 (b)).


The duration of the sanctions regime is one year, and must be re-evaluated no later than October 1, 2024 (Resolution 2700, para. 7 and 25).

Restrictions diagram:

Conventional weapons