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UNLIREC and the Peruvian Government hold a training session on the international non-proliferation regime of weapons of mass destruction

On 4 August 2017, UNLIREC and the Peruvian Government held a training session aimed at deepening knowledge on the international non-proliferation regime of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), with special emphasis on the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC)  and UNSCR Resolution 1540 (2004). This meeting brought together 48 representatives from 11 institutions and agencies, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Defense, Health, Production, National Police, National Superintendence of Tax Administration and the Peruvian Institute of Nuclear Energy, among others.

During the workshop, participants received information on the content of the main non-proliferation treaties and conventions, as well as Resolution 1540. Representatives of the different institutions and sectors were also able to discuss and exchange information on the national legal and institutional frameworks. Likewise, authorities discussed various legal and policy considerations necessary for the modernization of legislation, particularly in the biological field.

Earlier this year in March 2017, UNLIREC had the opportunity to support national authorities in the preparation of a 1540 roadmap (akin to the National Action Plans) outlining national priorities for the implementation of the resolution. The Roadmap was formally presented to the 1540 Committee in July of this year. This capacity building session forms part of UNLIREC's 1540 Assistance Package which benefits from the financial support from Canada.