On 28 February 2018, UNLIREC representatives returned to Georgetown, Guyana accompanied by a UNSCR 1540 Expert from New York to assist national authorities in the finalisation of Guyana’s National Action Plan (NAP).

The NAP workshop was co-hosted with Guyana’s Ministry of Public Security as part of UNLIREC’s Programme for Strengthening the Capacities of States in Latin America and the Caribbean to Implement UNSCR 1540 (2004). Participating agencies included the Ministries of Public Security; Public Health; Agriculture; Guyana Revenue Authority (Customs); Guyana Police Force and Guyana Defence Force.

The event complemented previous efforts made during the initial NAP workshop held in October 2017 in Georgetown and the result was a significantly more elaborated version of the document with input from a broad range of national authorities, including initiatives to combat proliferation financing as put forward by Guyana’s Ministry of Finance.