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.

Fact Sheet

Supporting the Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004)

With the support of:

News

UNLIREC continues Resolution 1540 Assistance Package in Peru On February 21st, 2019, UNLIREC and the Government of Peru held the workshop Moving towards a national regulation against biological… See more →
Regional Seminar on the Implementation of UNSCR 1540 held in the Dominican Republic The Regional Seminar on Enhancing Strategic Trade and Border Controls in Latin America and the Caribbean was held from 7… See more →
Finalization of National Action Plan – Guyana On 28 February 2018, UNLIREC representatives returned to Georgetown, Guyana accompanied by a UNSCR 1540 Expert from New York to… See more →
Final NAP Workshop held in Suriname UNLIREC representatives travelled to Paramaribo, Suriname to co-host a National Action Plan (NAP) finalisation workshop alongside Suriname’s Ministry of Defence.… See more →
Licensing and Control List Workshop held in Port of Spain On 22 February 2018, a special workshop was held in Trinidad and Tobago to launch a preview of UNLIREC’s latest… See more →
UNLIREC and Government of Peru held working session on normative implementation of the Biological Weapons Convention and UNSCR 1540 On 25 August, UNLIREC and the Government of Peru held a working meeting on the national implementation of the Biological… See more →
UNLIREC contributes to Surinames voluntary 1540 National Action Plan and creation of an inter-institutional mechanism On 9 November 2017, UNLIREC representatives travelled to Paramaribo, Suriname as part of UNLIREC’s UNSCR 1540 implementation programme to host… See more →
UNLIREC co-hosts UNSCR 1540 National Roundtable with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Antigua and Barbuda On 24 July 2017, the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean… See more →
Peru advances 1540 implementation on preventing WMD proliferation On 7 March, UNLIREC held consultations with the Government of Peru to elaborate its Draft National Action Plan on implementation… See more →
UNLIREC and government of Guyana advance creation of voluntary National Action Plan on UNSCR 1540 implementation On 4 October 2017, UNLIREC travelled to Georgetown, Guyana to co-host a National Action Plan (NAP) workshop with Guyana’s Ministry… See more →
UNLIREC avanza con República Dominicana hacia la elaboración de la lista operativa relacionada a ADM El día 4 de septiembre, UNLIREC llevó a cabo en Santo Domingo un taller que reunió a un grupo de… See more →
UNLIREC y el Gobierno de Perú celebran una sesión de capacitación sobre el régimen internacional de no proliferación de armas de destrucción masiva El 4 de agosto UNLIREC y el Gobierno de Perú celebraron una sesión de capacitación con el objetivo de profundizar… See more →
UNLIREC supports Dominican Republic in strengthening its implementation of UNSC Resolution 1540 A set of activities aimed at strengthening the implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) was carried… See more →
UNLIREC participates in training for Resolution 1540 (2004) national points of contact from Latin America and the Caribbean Region From 24 to 28 October 2016, the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and… See more →
UNLIREC and the Government of Belize hold joint meeting to develop Draft Voluntary National Action Plan to strengthen the implementation of resolution 1540 (2004) On 9 December, UNLIREC held consultations with the Government of Belize to discuss its Draft National Action Plan on Implementation… See more →
UNLIREC y Trinidad y Tobago unen esfuerzos para prevenir financiamiento de la proliferación y finalizar el Plan Nacional de Acción para la implementación de 1540 Construyendo sobre la misión previa llevada a cabo en julio, los representantes del Centro Regional de las Naciones Unidas para… See more →
UNLIREC conducts two-day legal drafting work session in support of 1540 implementation Dominican Republic submitted its voluntary national implementation action plan to the 1540 Committee in November 2015 demonstrating its commitment to… See more →
Belize committed to further strengthening implementation of its WMD controls As part of UNLIREC’s technical assistance package to strengthen the implementation of resolution 1540 in the Caribbean, the Government of… See more →
South American regional workshop on the implementation of United Nations Security Council resolution 1540 (2004) The Government of Peru, in cooperation with the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) through its Regional Centre for… See more →
Grenada makes progress in implementing UN Security Council resolution 1540(2004) on the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction UNLIREC officially launched its 1540 Programme with its first field activity in Grenada. This forms part of UNLIREC’s new 1540… See more →
UNLIREC participates in high-level meetings in Belize to discuss implementation of WMD-related instrument (UNSCR 1540) In October 2013, UNLIREC received funding from the US Department of State to roll out a technical assistance programme in… See more →
Grenada and UNLIREC discuss current legal framework in the areas of nuclear and biological weapons and materials UNLIREC accompanied a delegation from the South African Department of Trade and Industry to provide technical assistance to the Government… See more →
Jamaica y UNLIREC llevaron a cabo sesiones técnicas de trabajo y mesa redonda nacional sobre el fortalecimiento de la implementación de la resolución 1540 (2004) Del 2-5 de diciembre de 2014, UNLIREC, en colaboración con el Gobierno de Jamaica, realizó una serie de sesiones técnicas… See more →
UNLIREC supports national implementation of UNSCR 1540 in Mexico The II Specialized Workshop on International Best Practices on Export Controls took place in Mexico City from 24-26 July 2013… See more →