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Summary Requests for Assistance
from Member States since 2010

Summary Requests for Assistance
from Member States received before 2010


(Date of Request: 25 March 2015)

Assistance in translating the regular updates of EU Dual-use items control lists into Armenian language

Exchange of experience and training for chemical and toxicology laboratory specialists

Recommendations and exchange of experience on establishment of toxicology laboratory and chemical laboratory network

Development of a laboratory in Marzes (Administrative region of the Republic)

Expert assistance in laboratory accreditation.

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: 7 January 2011)

Assistance related to:

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.

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)

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)

Establishment of a national coordination mechanism for monitoring and combating WMD.

Holding of awareness-raising campaigns concerning the conventions on WMD through workshops and seminars.

Support for construction of facilities.

Acquisition of monitoring equipment and laboratories.

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

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


(Date of Request: 7 March 2011)

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

to develop the capability of the national authority to establish bio-safety facility, through bio-safety and biosecurity workshops;

to acquire import-export or border control equipments such as radiation meters, radioactive material detectors and chemical investigation equipment;

to enhance and upgrade container and cargo security at the border entry points


(Date of Request: 4 February 2008)

Drafting of legislation and development of a regulatory infrastructure;

Development of the national controlled goods regime;

Capacity-building including training for border security and related agencies;

Strengthening of institutions;

Assessment / diagnostic mission of the World Customs Organization (WCO) to identify possible future assistance needs in the area of border security.

Provision of any other appropriate resources (financial, technical or otherwise) deemed necessary for fulfilling resolution 1540 (2004) related obligations.


(Date of Request: 2 March 2015)

Technical assistance on:

Drafting a Voluntary National implementation Action Plan;

Detection equipment;

Training for administrators and regulatory officials on the use of equipment, and;

Assistance to set up a Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Team under the auspices of the Ministry of Environment Science and Technology


(Date of Request: 21 October 2013)

Legislative assistance for the development of a regulatory mechanism for the compliance and implementation of resolution 1540 (2004).

Strengthening the Institutional and Regulatory framework for the management of Chemicals, Pesticides and Fertilisers.

Disposal of obsolete pesticides and chemicals.

Enhancing capacity for testing chemical, biological and radiological substances.

Training to adequately detect and respond to chemical, biological and radiological events.

Technologies to detect explosive, weapons and illegal items in baggage or on passengers.

Enhancing capabilities to identify respond and adequately resolve CBRN incidents.


(Date of Request: 10 April 2015)

Development of an Action Plan for 1540 implementation

Training in dealing with CBRN materials

Equipment to detect CBRN materials

CBRN materials control list

CBRN Sensitization programmes


(Date of Request: 16 June 2010)

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

To develop the National Authority Capabilities;

To establish a biosafety level 3 (BSL3) laboratory in cooperation with Ministry of Health;

To engage Iraqi experts with other experts through workshops;

To apply the latest biosafety and biosecurity standards and procedures;

Analytical lab equipment;

Personal CBRN protection equipment, portable detectors and analyzers.

In the area of import and export controls:

Border control equipments:

Radiation meters;

Radio-active materials detectors;

Chemical investigation equipment;

Chemical labs.

Enhancement and upgrade of container and cargo security in seaports / borders.

Improvement of existing export and import licensing systems

Improving “logistics of customs and border concerning imported materials”.

(Date of Request: 28 May 2013)

Assistance on using the EU Control lists (dual use and military)


(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)

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.

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.

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.

Assistance from experts in implementing the provisions and requirements of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention.

Equipment for dosimetry, investigations and urgent monitoring of airborne and waterborne pollutants and toxic substances (list available)

Equipment for laboratories to detect chemical substances and to determine the public health risk level of toxic substances (list available).

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: 3 September 2014)

Assistance required in areas of legislation, capacity building and technical support.

Support to harmonise the draft legislation to implement the CWC and BWC.

Development of a comprehensive and harmonized legislation on counter-terrorism.

Training of personnel in the security services and border control agencies in areas of detection of malicious materials as well as equipment.

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.

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.

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.

Assistance to strengthen bio-security measures and infectious disease surveillance, detection and diagnostic capacity.

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

Training for Customs officials in detecting WMD related materials

Funding to acquire and implement detection equipment at border entry points

Advice, technical assistance and model legislation in other areas (e.g. access to justice, extradition, illegal arms trafficking, police services)

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


(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: 14 March 2014)

Strengthening the legislative framework in the nuclear chemical and biological fields.

Holding of a regional ECOWAS workshop which the Niger intends to host to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the adoption of resolution 1540 (2004), with a focus on the drafting of control lists.

Holding a National workshop on the control of strategic goods.

Training the trainers in the area of border control.

Participation in workshops on resolution 1540 (2004) organized outside the country by partners, with subsequent briefing of national stakeholders.

Integration of issues related to resolution 1540 (2004) in the curricula of higher education establishments.

Acquisition of equipment.

Institutional support and training of specialists and researchers.


(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: 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: 26 October 2015)

Provision of equipment for border posts for the identification of items that could be used for Weapons of Mass Destruction, including dual use materials;

Training in custom related work by the World Customs Organization;

Training of personnel dealing with chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear materials;

Guidance in drafting a National Implementation Action Plan for resolution 1540 (2004);

Assistance to draft legislation to implement the obligations under Treaties dealing with nuclear, chemical and biological weapons as well as resolution 1540 (2004).