In resolution 1540 (2004), the Security Council decided that all States shall refrain from providing any form of support to non-State actors that attempt to develop, acquire, manufacture, possess, transport, transfer or use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons and their means of delivery, in particular for terrorist purposes. The resolution requires all States to adopt and enforce appropriate laws to this effect as well as other effective measures to prevent the proliferation of these weapons and their means of delivery to non-State actors, in particular for terrorist purposes.
UNLIREC supports Latin American and Caribbean States in the implementation of this landmark resolution through:
- Modernization of legal frameworks.
- Support in conceptualizing, elaborating and/or implementing National 1540 Action Plans.
- Offering specialized training.
- Strengthening of trade and transit/trans-shipment controls.