UN Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) calls on States to 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 Voluntary National 1540 Action Plans
- Specialized training
- Strengthening trade and transit/trans-shipment controls