The regional study provides a general overview of the progress made by States in the region in adopting national legal frameworks and practical methods to fulfil their international commitments against the proliferation of biological and toxin weapons, in particular the Biological Weapons Convention and UN Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004).

Based on the statistical data published in December 2020 by the 1540 Committee of the Security Council, the study presents a quantitative analysis of the legal and practical measures adopted by the 33 States in Latin American and the Caribbean and shares some considerations on possible measures to strengthen the non-proliferation of biological and toxin weapons at the regional level.

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[Available in Spanish] The non-proliferation of biological weapons: challenges and opportunities for Latin America and the Caribbean