On 27 April 2023, the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) launched a campaign to promote the implementation of resolution 1540 (2004) and emphasize the importance of its effective implementation, on the occasion of the anniversary of the resolution’s adoption on 28 April 2004.

The proliferation of chemical, biological and nuclear weapons and their means of delivery constitutes a threat to international peace and security. With this in mind, resolution 1540 (2004) establishes a series of obligations for the States to tackle this challenge and calls for their active cooperation in the international community’s non-proliferation initiatives. In the Latin American and Caribbean region, it is important to strengthen the control of dual-use goods, which have legitimate peaceful uses but which could also be used to develop weapons of mass destruction.

UNLIREC is launching a campaign that includes informative videos, in order to raise awareness about the importance of resolution 1540 (2004), and to encourage Latin American and Caribbean States to effectively implement it, and to involve industry, the scientific community and academia.

Campaign materials can be viewed on UNLIREC’s social media and web portal. Learn more on our web page dedicated to resolution 1540.