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Summary Requests for
Assistance from Member States


(Date of Request: 28 October 2004)

  1. Adoption of appropriate domestic legislation concerning the implementation of the European Union (EU) Code of Conduct.
  2. Improvement of existing licensing systems on export-import of materials that might be used for manufacturing of weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
  3. Improvement of logistics of customs and border police concerning the controlling of materials being imported to or exported by Albania or transiting through the territory of the country.


(Date of Request: 30 April 2008)

Assistance for Customs administration in the following areas:

  1. Training in chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) detection and protection
  2. Protection, detection and decontamination equipment


(Date of Request: 30 April 2008)

Assistance for Customs administration in the following areas:

Angola has been carrying out a study in order to identify sectors requiring technical assistance and will consider the appropriate way to deal with the need of technical assistance as referred to.


(Date of Request: 4 April 2008)

Related to physical protection measures:

  1. Upgrade the physical protection of the Armenian nuclear power plant.

Related to border controls:

  1. Protection, detection and decontamination equipment

(Date of Request: 25 March 2015)

  1. Assistance in translating the regular updates of EU Dual-use items control lists into Armenian language
  2. Exchange of experience and training for chemical and toxicology laboratory specialists
  3. Recommendations and exchange of experience on establishment of toxicology laboratory and chemical laboratory network
  4. Development of a laboratory in Marzes (Administrative region of the Republic)
  5. Expert assistance in laboratory accreditation.


(Date of Request: 21 May 2007)

Technical and practical assistance as follows:

  1. Multi-purpose vehicles, special equipment for border surveillance and for communication as well as creation of coastal observation stations for border controls in the Caspian Sea and in terrain areas with complex topography;
  2. Monitoring and surveillance equipment for airplanes, helicopters, ships and boats of the State Border Service.
  3. Stationery and portable dosimeters and other related equipment for check-points of the state borders
  4. Special detection equipment for explosives and WMD-related material for the State Customs Committee of Azerbaijan
  5. Trainings for border and customs officers to combat illegal trafficking of WMD and their components.


(Date of Request: 28 October 2004)

Technical and financial assistance in the following areas:

  1. Training of police, defence force, customs, immigration, and airport authority security officers in detecting and investigating offences related to the proliferation and trafficking of WMD.
  2. Maintain effective physical protection measures as well as measures to account for, or secure nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons, their means of delivery and related materials
  3. Legislative drafting assistance for an effective legislative and regulatory infrastructure to deal with the proliferation and trafficking in WMD.


(Date of Request: 28 March 2008)

Assistance in the following areas:

  1. Drafting of legislation
  2. Establishment of accounting and securing measures for chemical, biological and nuclear material in use, storage and transport
  3. Physical protection measures
  4. Strengthening of border, export and import controls
  5. CBRN Training for security forces.


(Date of Request: 18 December 2007)

Installation of stationary radiation detection systems and chemical monitoring devices at border points and training.


(Date of Request: 20 October 2004)

Due to limited capacity, Belize has not yet enacted legislation to give effect to the remaining multilateral treaties relating to disarmament and non-proliferation.


(Date of Request: 3 March 2005)

  1. Establishment of a legal or statutory framework to combat the proliferation of WMD.
  2. Technical assistance to establish a surveillance system, including border controls.
  3. Technical assistance in the area of airport safety, as follows :
    • Establishing standards for collection and dissemination of information and warnings about passengers.
    • Establishing minimum standards concerning the issuance of identification and travel documents; setting minimum standards and recommendations concerning the use of biometry in this procedure.
    • Equipment to verify the authenticity of documents at entry and exit points.

Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

(Date of Request: 26 October 2006)

  1. Legislative assistance
  2. Training for staff of the armed forces, National Police, National Customs Office and domestic industry
  3. Equipment to monitor and detect WMD
  4. Establishment of laboratories to monitor environmental contamination and toxic waste
  5. Offices and vehicles to monitor and detect WMD

Brunei Darussalam

(Date of Request: 26 December 2007)

Assistance required on nuclear weapon related matters:

  1. Setting up of radiological monitoring stations;
  2. Setting up of radiological emergency response (technical support required);
  3. Setting up of secondary standard dosimetry system;
  4. Work attachment programs at radiation regulatory bodies;
  5. Work attachment programs at radioanalytical labs to develop testing and detection capabilities.

Burkina Faso

(Date of Request: 4 January 2005)

Open to any form of cooperation which may contribute to improved implementation of resolution 1540 (2004)


(Date of Request: 4 April 2008)

Technical assistance in particular in the area of export controls

Cabo Verde

(Date of request: 29 January 2015)

Cabo Verde is interested to harmonize other legislation or regulations.

Interested to learn more about existing control lists (such as the EU’s dual-use export control regulations: Council Regulation (EU) No 388/2012 (amends 2009 Council Regulation (EC) No 428/2009) containing the EU Dual-Use List of controlled items).

Workshops and seminars on the 1540 UN Resolution issues addressed to the public servants awareness, in the high schools and universities should be organized in Cabo Verde, with technical UN support.


(Date of Request: 21 March 2005)

Assistance requested in the chemical weapons related area from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW):

  1. Legislative assistance and assistance in setting up a national authority,
  2. Training of Cambodian officials (incl. analyses and verification of chemicals),
  3. Equipment for inspection stations.


(Date of Request: 10 February 2005)

Assistance in:

  1. Improving skills transfer and training,
  2. Equipment enabling to detect, monitor and prosecute non-State actors who possess radioactive materials or WMD.
  3. Equipment for inspection stations.

(Date of Request: 7 January 2011)

Assistance related to:

  1. Training of police, and other officials in:
    • Classification and function of military chemicals and nuclear munitions,
    • Recognition of biological agents used as weapons, and
    • Handling and disarming of a radiological dispersion devices.
  2. Equipment for the detection and identification of radioactive, chemical and biological materials for regional and departmental units of the National Police.


(Date of Request: 14 January 2010)

  1. Training on export control for officials from the Republic of the Congo in the three forthcoming years (in French for 18 officials).

(Date of Request: 17 September 2012)

  1. Establishment of a national coordination mechanism for monitoring and combating WMD.
  2. Holding of awareness-raising campaigns concerning the conventions on WMD through workshops and seminars.
  3. Support for construction of facilities.
  4. Acquisition of monitoring equipment and laboratories.
  5. Establishment of a legal and institutional framework for the implementation of resolution 1540 (2004).
  6. Capacity-building for various stakeholders in the implementation of resolution 1540 (2004).

Côte D’Ivoire

(Date of Request: 29 May 2007)

Examine the possibility to provide the Government of Cote d’Ivoire with technical assistance with a view to drafting the report to the 1540 Committee.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

(Date of Request: 30 April 2008 and 4 November 2008)

  1. Drafting of the national report;
  2. Awareness-raising with regard to resolution 1540 (2004), including the design and implementation of physical protection;
  3. Capacity-building of members of the National Committee for Protection against Ionizing Radiations, personnel of the Customs and Excise Office, and officers of the border police, namely, the National Congolese Police and the General Directorate for Immigration;
  4. Public Dissemination of the text of resolution 1540 (2004) and of laws banning the possession of WMD by non-State actors;
  5. Drafting of legislation on prohibitions of chemical and biological weapons and their means of delivery, and regulations or controls of related materials.

(Date of Request: 11 January 2010)


(Date of Request: 7 April 2005)

  1. Regarding domestic controls: Support needed in the form of resources, equipment and staff training for the prevention and control of WMD and their means of delivery
  2. Advice with a view to amending regulations for the existing Act on the Manufacture, Import, Export, Sale and Possession of Weapons, Ammunition, Explosives and Related Materials with regard to the management of WMD


(Date of Request: 7 March 2011)

Support needed in the form of training of personnel and provision of equipments, specifically:

  1. to develop the capability of the national authority to establish bio-safety facility, through bio-safety and biosecurity workshops;
  2. to acquire import-export or border control equipments such as radiation meters, radioactive material detectors and chemical investigation equipment;
  3. to enhance and upgrade container and cargo security at the border entry points


(Date of Request: 4 February 2008)

  1. Drafting of legislation and development of a regulatory infrastructure;
  2. Development of the national controlled goods regime;
  3. Capacity-building including training for border security and related agencies;
  4. Strengthening of institutions;
  5. Assessment / diagnostic mission of the World Customs Organization (WCO) to identify possible future assistance needs in the area of border security.
  6. Provision of any other appropriate resources (financial, technical or otherwise) deemed necessary for fulfilling resolution 1540 (2004) related obligations.


(Date of Request: 21 October 2013)

  1. Legislative assistance for the development of a regulatory mechanism for the compliance and implementation of resolution 1540 (2004).
  2. Strengthening the Institutional and Regulatory framework for the management of Chemicals, Pesticides and Fertilisers.
  3. Disposal of obsolete pesticides and chemicals.
  4. Enhancing capacity for testing chemical, biological and radiological substances.
  5. Training to adequately detect and respond to chemical, biological and radiological events.
  6. Technologies to detect explosive, weapons and illegal items in baggage or on passengers.
  7. Enhancing capabilities to identify respond and adequately resolve CBRN incidents.

(Date of Request: 26 September 2005)

Material, information, training and equipment to prevent WMD proliferation and to raise awareness


(Date of Request: 27 October 2004)

  1. Training to detect WMD material,
  2. Equipment and technology to implement controls / improvement of detection systems.

(Date of Request: 7 May 2008)

  1. Assistance to enhance the capacity for immediate response to incidents, accidents and malicious acts that might threaten national security (physical security of radioactive sources).
  2. Assistance to ensure the electronic transmission of information among the entities involved in authorizing the import and export of chemical, biological and nuclear substances for peaceful purposes.


(Date of Request: 10 April 2015)

  1. Development of an Action Plan for 1540 implementation
  2. Training in dealing with CBRN materials
  3. Equipment to detect CBRN materials
  4. CBRN materials control list
  5. CBRN Sensitization programmes


(Date of Request: 2 April 2008)

(Date of Request: 16 June 2010)

Support / assistance in the area of bio-safety and bio-security:

  1. To develop the National Authority Capabilities;
  2. To establish a biosafety level 3 (BSL3) laboratory in cooperation with Ministry of Health;
  3. To engage Iraqi experts with other experts through workshops;
  4. To apply the latest biosafety and biosecurity standards and procedures;
  5. Analytical lab equipment;
  6. Personal CBRN protection equipment, portable detectors and analyzers.

In the area of import and export controls:

  1. Border control equipments:
    • Radiation meters;
    • Radio-active materials detectors;
    • Chemical investigation equipment;
    • Chemical labs.
  2. Enhancement and upgrade of container and cargo security in seaports / borders.
  3. Improvement of existing export and import licensing systems
  4. Improving “logistics of customs and border concerning imported materials”.

(Date of Request: 28 May 2013)


(Date of Request: 9 Feb 2005)

Assistance in terms of legislation or operational skills and resources (in particular on export controls).


(Date of Request: 20 Jul 2005 and 17 Dec 2007)

Technical assistance in the following areas:

  1. Training for police and customs officers in the area of WMD, incl. identification of WMD related material
  2. Detection equipment for police and customs officials


(Date of Request: 1 May 2006)

Any assistance to help with implementation of resolution 1540 (2004), in particular in the areas of legislative drafting and border security


(Date of Request: 2 April 2013)

Technical and financial assistance for the implementation of the specific measures of the National Action Plan on Implementation of resolution 1540 (2004) as submitted to the Committee on 2 Apr 2013

(Date of Request: 25 July 2014)

  1. Training in export control for customs control officers through the organization of seminars, training programmes and forums on export control issues including field training courses.
  2. Training for personnel in laboratories and in chemical and radiation investigative units at leading chemical laboratories and nuclear and radiation safety centres on identifying nuclear materials in the event of a disaster and determining public health risk levels of nuclear substances, including fieldwork. Training and exchange of expertise and experience among centres operated by State agencies.
  3. Establishment of an interactive online portal and a unified automated information system that will enable real-time monitoring of the results of different types of State controls in order to achieve timely inter-agency information exchange on export control issues.
  4. Assistance from experts in implementing the provisions and requirements of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention.
  5. Equipment for dosimetry, investigations and urgent monitoring of airborne and waterborne pollutants and toxic substances (list available)
  6. Equipment for laboratories to detect chemical substances and to determine the public health risk level of toxic substances (list available).
  7. Equipment for a chemical investigative unit including protective filters, gas masks, personal protective equipment, portable chemical agent detectors, semi-automatic chemical agent detectors, medical and veterinary chemical agent detectors with display tubes.


(Date of Request: 20 October 2004)

Assistance in implementing the provisions of the resolution, in particular with regard to legislation for the control of exports, transits and crossborder transports and the prevention of illegal trafficking of WMD and related items


(Date of Request: 27 February 2008)

Assistance on all aspects of implementation, notably:

  1. drafting of legislation/reports/control list (in particular with regard to biological and nuclear material)
  2. Identification of priorities and development of implementation structures
  3. Training / capacity building incl. with regard to border controls, investigation, enforcement, accounting, protection and industry outreach
  4. Equipment (detection, surveillance, communication, databases) and in particular at points of entry and exit as well as for coastal surveillance.


(Date of Request: 3 September 2014)

Assistance required in areas of legislation, capacity building and technical support.
  1. Support to harmonise the two current drafts domestic implementation of the CWC and BWC.
  2. Development of a comprehensive and harmonized legislation on counter-terrorism.
  3. Training of personnel in the security services and border control agencies in areas of detection of malicious materials as well as equipment.
  4. Support towards a survey to determine schedules of chemicals to be reported in accordance with the Chemical Weapons Convention.

(Date of Request: 30 September 2014)

Assistance for capacity building of border management and security agencies in the handling of potential sources of chemical and biological weapons.
  1. Support to establish and enhance the human and technical capacity of the Border Management Agencies to manage the threat posed by potential sources of weapons of mass destruction.
  2. Support for the training of border management and security agents and provision of relevant technology to assist in the detection of potential elements that could be used in chemical and biological weapons.
  3. Assistance to strengthen bio-security measures and infectious disease surveillance, detection and diagnostic capacity.

Marshall Islands

(Date of Request: 23 November 2004)

  1. Assistance in completing a review of its current national legislation.
  2. Implementation of trans-shipment controls.


(Date of Request: 26 September 2005)

  1. Legal assistance and advisory services with regard to arms trafficking
  2. Technical assistance in the area of border and export controls

(Date of Request: 17 January 2006 and 6 June 2011)

  1. Training for Customs officials in detecting WMD related materials
  2. Funding to acquire and implement detection equipment at border entry points
  3. Advice, technical assistance and model legislation in other areas (e.g. access to justice, extradition, illegal arms trafficking, police services)
  4. Establishment of international cooperation mechanisms for investigating suspicious outbreaks of diseases and procedures for addressing concerns relating to compliance with the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC), and training of personnel for international rapid response teams in the event of biological emergencies.

(Date of Request: 18 Jul 2012)

Assistance for the implementation of the “Collaborative Programme between the Government of Mexico and the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE) of the Organization of American States for the physical protection and control of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear material

Micronesia, Federated States of

(Date of Request: 27 June 2008)

Training and financial aid, in particular in export and trans-shipment controls.


(Date of Request: 14 February 2007)

Establishment of effective export and import controls over nuclear and radioactive materials by enhancing the technical capacity of border control agencies through provision of training and equipment. (Submission of a project proposal on “Strengthening the Technical Capabilities of Export and Import Controls over Nuclear and Other Radioactive Materials”)


(Date of Request: 19 February 2008)

Expert and technical assistance, as well as exchange of legislative, legal and administrative experience in the field of non-proliferation

(Date of Request: 16 December 2014)

Training on export/import control, specialist training course for the members of Montenegrin CBRN team and training on modern standards and equipment used by the customs service for control of weapons of mass destruction. Personal protective equipment, equipment for radiological detection and dosimeters (lists available).


(Date of Request: 28 October 2004 and 13 September 2005)

Resources and exchange of information and experience


(Date of Request: 4 April 2008)

Any kind of technical assistance, in particular:

  1. Border control capacity building
  2. Developing national control list


(Date of Request: 14 March 2014)


(Date of Request: 10 April 2008)

    Counter Terrorism:

    1. Border control: financial support to deploy unmanned aerial surveillance craft
    2. Regulation
    3. Combating money laundering: technical assistance to make the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) operational and effective


(Date of Request: 28 October 2004 and 28 October 2005)

Training for the Philippine’s first responders for chemical, biological or nuclear emergency and consequence management response organization, e.g. in the following areas:

  1. National protection training course
  2. Chief Instructor Training programme (CITPRO)
  3. Live agent training
  4. Medical Defense against Chemical Weapons
  5. “SEF-TRAD” international course
  6. Civil Protection course
  7. International protection course

Border and Export control:

  1. Training and appropriate detection equipment for RN materials
  2. Enhancement and upgrade of container and cargo security in several seaports.
  3. Drafting of appropriate laws governing border monitoring.
  4. Physical protection of the Research Reactor (“PRR-1”)


(Date of Request: 16 January 2008)

  1. Detection equipment for nuclear, radioactive and chemical materials;
  2. Training for regulatory and enforcement officials on the use of equipment and commodity identification
  3. Licensing software


(Date of Request: 13 April 2006)

Any kind of technical assistance


(Date of Request: 30 June 2008)

Expert and technical assistance of the Committee in improving its overall system, as well as drafting of an Action Plan to implement UNSCR 1540.

(Date of Request: 20 April 2010 and 1 April 2011)

Technical assistance in the form of a gas chromatograph incl. training for two persons to operate the instrument (request further elaborated in 2011)


(Date of Request: 23 January 2008)

Any kind of technical assistance

Syrian Arab Republic

(Date of Request: 14 October 2004)

The competent authorities are considering the possibility of requesting assistance in line with OP 7 (not further specified in the three follow-up reports)


(Date of Request: 5 November 2004)

  1. Development of more effective national export, transit and trans-shipments controls
  2. Advice on identification of WMD-related materials and dual use items.
  3. Training courses / workshops on how to effectively detect, deter, prevent and combat the transport of illicit WMD and related materials as well as trafficking and brokering.


(Date of Request: 9 October 2014)

(a) Establishment of a continuous dialogue between the Committee and the national focal point on the Committee’s activities at the international level.

(b) Establishment of a national follow-up and coordination mechanism for monitoring and combating weapons of mass destruction.

(c) Campaigns to raise awareness of the conventions on weapons of mass destruction through workshops and seminars, particularly in the country’s cities and border towns.

(d) Assessment of steps and actions taken by Togo in the implementation of the resolution.

(e) Capacity-building for Togolese experts responsible for matters relating to chemical, biological, nuclear and radiological weapons.

(f) Acquisition of appropriate monitoring equipment and laboratories.

(g) Establishment of a legal and institutional framework for the implementation of resolution 1540 (2004).

(h) Capacity-building for the various stakeholders involved in the implementation of resolution 1540 (2004).

(i) Organization of working visits by the Committee to meet with civil society organizations, manufacturers, media figures, laboratory technicians, researchers and law enforcement agencies.


(Date of Request: 13 March 2007)

Any kind of technical assistance


(Date of Request: 14 September 2005 and 8 October 2010)

Technical and other assistance is required to carry out almost all aspects of resolution 1540 (2004) and in particular the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC).


(Date of Request: 15 November 2004 and 28 December 2007)

Training for customs agencies, border troops, national guards, and monitoring and control bodies officials.


(Date of Request: 22 February 2007)

Any kind of technical assistance, in particular:

  1. Border control capacity building
  2. Developing national control list


(Date of Request: 7 March 2008)

Customs-related assistance, as follows:

  1. Database system / information technology system for compliance management, risk management and exchange of electronic data as well as to track transactions and persons
  2. Information exchange on non-proliferation and terrorism prevention in general, and on illicit trafficking of goods in particular;
  3. Participation in international conferences to allow the exchange of experiences with international counterparts on non-proliferation;
  4. Detection and monitoring equipment
  5. Training to detect, identify and control WMD and their related materials.