On 29 August 2017, UNLIREC representatives teamed up with the Guyanese Ministry of Public Security returned to host a national roundtable event in Georgetown.

The purpose of the roundtable was to present Guyana with its UNSCR 1540 National Legal Study and highlight to national authorities its key findings and recommendations. The event was attended by participants representing a broad-range of government stakeholder organisations including the Ministries of Foreign Affairs; Agriculture; Finance; Guyana Revenue Authority; Guyana Police Force and the Guyana Defence Force.

The National Legal Study analysed Guyana’s existing legislative framework against the operative paragraphs of UNSCR 1540 and will be one of the key documents relied upon in assisting Guyana in identifying what needs, challenges and areas exist for strengthening the implementation of the resolution within the Guyanese context.

UNLIREC plans to return to Georgetown next month to provide support in Georgetown’s development of its 1540 National Action Plan.