Supporting Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) on WMD Non-proliferation

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.


Grenada makes progress in implementing UN Security Council resolution 1540(2004) on the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction

6 Nov 14

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)

12 Feb 14

Peru advances 1540 implementation on preventing WMD proliferation

3 Jul 17

Regional Seminar on the Implementation of UNSCR 1540 held in the Dominican Republic

7 Mar 18

South American regional workshop on the implementation of United Nations Security Council resolution 1540 (2004)

11 Nov 14

UNLIREC and Caribbean States have a meeting of the minds on how to effectively implement UNSCR 1540(2004)

23 Mar 15

UNLIREC and Government of Peru held working session on normative implementation of the Biological Weapons Convention and UNSCR 1540

25 Sep 17

UNLIREC and government of Guyana advance creation of voluntary National Action Plan on UNSCR 1540 implementation

10 Apr 17

Belize committed to further strengthening implementation of its WMD controls

23 Feb 15

Final NAP Workshop held in Suriname

26 Feb 18

Finalization of National Action Plan - Guyana

28 Feb 18

Grenada and UNLIREC discuss current legal framework in the areas of nuclear and biological weapons and materials

21 Jul 14

Licensing and Control List Workshop held in Port of Spain

22 Feb 18

National Focus List for Controlling Strategic Trade Presented to the Dominican Republic

9 Mar 18

UNLIREC and Dominican Republic advance implementation of UN Security Council resolution on non-proliferation of WMDs

31 Aug 16

UNLIREC and Guyana advance WMD non-proliferation agenda in the country

29 Aug 17

UNLIREC and Trinidad and Tobago convene national roundtable on strengthening the implementation of Resolution 1540 (2004)

13 Oct 14

UNLIREC and the Government of Belize hold joint meeting to develop Draft Voluntary National Action Plan to strengthen the implementation of resolution 1540 (2004)

12 Sep 16

UNLIREC co-hosts UNSCR 1540 National Roundtable with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Antigua and Barbuda

24 Jul 17

UNLIREC conducts two-day legal drafting work session in support of 1540 implementation

4 May 16

UNLIREC continues Resolution 1540 Assistance Package in Peru

22 Feb 19

UNLIREC contributes to Surinames voluntary 1540 National Action Plan and creation of an inter-institutional mechanism

11 Sep 17

UNLIREC participates in high-level meetings in Belize to discuss implementation of WMD-related instrument (UNSCR 1540)

18 Aug 14

UNLIREC participates in training for Resolution 1540 (2004) national points of contact from Latin America and the Caribbean Region

24 Oct 16

UNLIREC supports Dominican Republic in strengthening its implementation of UNSC Resolution 1540

28 Mar 17

UNLIREC supports national implementation of UNSCR 1540 in Mexico  

24 Jul 13

UNLIREC and OAS provide regional platform for States to engage in open debate on combating WMD proliferation

26 Apr 17

UNLIREC and Trinidad and Tobago team up with INTERPOL and FBI to combat proliferation of explosives

3 Mar 15

UNLIREC avanza con República Dominicana hacia la elaboración de la lista operativa relacionada a ADM

9 Apr 17

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

12 May 16

UNLIREC undertakes workshop on WMD Focus List in Dominican Republic

22 Jun 17

UNLIREC y el Gobierno de Perú celebran una sesión de capacitación sobre el régimen internacional de no proliferación de armas de destrucción masiva

8 Apr 17

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