Summary Requests for
Assistance from Member States
(Date of Request: 28 October 2004)
Pursuant to operative paragraph 7 of UNSCR 1540 Albania is interested to receive assistance as regards:
- the adoption of appropriate domestic legislation concerning the implementation in the near future of EU Code of Conduct.
- improvement of existing licensing systems on export-import of materials that might be used for manufacturing of WMD.
- improving 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: 27 October 2004)
Due to the need to improve and make the measures more adequate and efficient towards the implementation of Security Council resolution 1540, the Government of Angola has been carrying out a study in order to identify sectors requiring technical assistance.
Recognizing that international cooperation provides the foundation upon which countries can strengthen their capacities to implement the already-mentioned Conventions, as soon as it is required, the Republic of Angola will consider the appropriate way (in) (to) deal with the need of technical assistance as referred to.
(Date of Request: 4 April 2008)
Related to Operative Paragraph 3 (b) of the resolution (physical protection):
1. Upgrade the physical protection of the Armenian nuclear power plant.
Related to Operative Paragraph 3 (c) of the resolution (border controls):
1. Provision of sophisticated radioactive, chemical and biological detection equipment.
2. Organizing professional training and exercises, including international activities.
(Date of Request: 21 May 2007)
In this regard, the Permanent Mission of Azerbaijan requests holding consultations with the Committee experts with a view to determine the existing possibilities in obtaining technical and practical assistance from other countries in the following matters:
(1) Acquisition of multi-purpose vehicles, special equipment for border surveillance and up-to-date means of communication as well as creation of coastal observation stations in order to ensure reliable border control in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea and in terrain areas with complex topography;
(2) Furnishing airplanes, helicopters, ships and boats of the State Border Service of Azerbaijan with equipment allowing them to perform monitoring, search and surveillance functions during day and night in any given season;
(3) Providing check-points of the state borders of Azerbaijan with stationery and portable dosimeters and other related equipment;
(4) Acquisition of special equipment necessary for the State Customs Committee of Azerbaijan for detection of explosive substances and WMD components in order to increase their efficiency in preventing illegal trafficking of materials that could be used in the making of WMDs’;
(5) Organizing trainings for border and customs officers with a view of obtaining the available knowledge and experience in the area of fight against illegal trafficking of WMD’s and their components.
Advise on measures, which can be taken through the Committee with II view to implement the relevant provisions of resolution 1540 in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan, making use of the relevant provisions of OP7 of resolution 1540.
(Date of Request: 28 October 2004)
The Government of The Bahamas requires technical assistance in the training of police, defence force, customs, immigration, and airport authority security officers in detecting and investigating offences, which would be related to the proliferation and trafficking in weapons of mass destruction; and maintaining effective measures to account for, secure and maintain appropriate effective physical protection measures for nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons, their means of delivery and related materials.
Financial assistance is required to set up these systems.
Technical assistance is also required by the Attorney General’s Office in the drafting and introduction of national implementing legislation to develop an effective legislative and regulatory infrastructure to deal with the proliferation and trafficking in Weapons of mass destruction, their means of delivery and related materials.
(Date of Request: 20 October 2004)
To date, Belize has not yet enacted legislation to give effect to the remaining multilateral treaties relating to disarmament and non-proliferation. The matter of capacity is a recurrent issue.
(Date of Request: 3 March 2005)
As Benin has no specific legal or statutory framework to combat the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, it will request assistance from countries having such expertise.
However, where action to combat terrorism is concerned, the Benin authorities have asked for technical assistance to establish a system for surveillance of the territory, including border control.
Although some progress has been made as a result of assistance from the International Civil Aviation Organization in the area of airport safety, Benin is in need of technical assistance in the following areas:
Establishing standards for collection and dissemination of information and warnings about passengers.
Establishing minimum standards concerning the issuance of identification documents and travel documents; setting minimum standards and recommendations concerning the use of biometry in the establishment of procedures and the production of documents.
Establishment of minimum standards in relation to equipment used to verify the authenticity of documents at places of entry in or exit from a State.
(Date of Request: 26 October 2006)
1. Needs assistance for the preparation of legal norms;
2. Needs assistance to train staff of the armed forces, National Police, National Customs Office and domestic industry;
3. Needs financial assistance to acquire equipment to monitor and detect weapons of mass destruction;
4. Needs assistance to establish laboratories to monitor environmental contamination and toxic waste;
5. Needs assistance to run offices and vehicles to monitor and detect weapons of mass destruction.
(Date of the request: 26 December 2007)
Assistance required by Radiation Safety and Quality Unit (RSQU) at Department of Scientific Services, Ministry of Health on NW matters:
i. Setting up of radiological monitoring stations;
ii. Setting up of radiological emergency response - technical support required;
iii. Setting up of secondary standard dosimetry system;
iv. Work attachment programs at radiation regulatory bodies;
v. Work attachment programs at radioanalytical labs to develop testing and detection capabilities.
(Date of Request: 4 January 2005)
Burkina Faso is open to any form of cooperation which may contribute to improved implementation of resolution 1540 (2004).
(Date of Request: 21 March 2005)
Because Cambodia is facing shortages, it hopes Security Council and member states will give assistance to Cambodia.
The following are proposals, which our commission submit to HE Chairman of Security Council, HE Director General of OPCW and member states to assist Cambodia:
- Request HE Director General of OPCW to send Cambodia legislators help collect laws for establishing national authority, roles and duties of Cambodia’s National Authority for chemical weapons.
- Request OPCW to help training Cambodian skilful officials to work on:
- National authority and chemical database.
- Analyses and verification of chemical.
- Request to equip 13 management, follow up, inspection station, which located in Cambodia’s territory.
(Date of Request: 10 February 2005)
Lastly, it should be mentioned that despite these notable efforts to comply with Security Council resolution 1540 (2004), Colombia requires international assistance in improving skills transfer and training, and also needs physical equipment enabling it to respond appropriately to the challenge of detecting, monitoring and prosecuting non-State actors who possess radioactive materials or weapons of mass destruction.
(Date of Request: 7 January 2011)
The Government of Colombia requires:
1 - Technical assistance in the training of police, and authority security officers relating to the:
i - classification and function of military chemicals and nuclear munitions,
ii - the recognition of biological agents used as weapons and
iii - the handling and disarming of a radiological dispersion device.
2 - Equipment for the detection and identification of radioactive, chemical and biological materials for regional and departmental units of the National Police.
(Date of the request: 17 September 2012)
The Republic of the Congo requests the assistance of the 1540 Committee in the following areas:
- Establishment of a national follow-up and coordination mechanism for monitoring and combatting weapons of mass destruction.
- Holding of awareness-raising campaigns concerning the conventions on weapons of mass destruction through workshops and seminars, particularly in the country’s cities and border towns.
- Support for facilities construction.
- Acquisition of appropriate 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:14 January 2010)
- Training on export control for officials from the Republic of Congo in the three forthcoming years.
- The first session would involve 18 officials from the Republic of Congo.
(Date of Request: 29 May 2007)
Investigate the possibility of providing the Ivorian government technical assistance for the preparation of its contribution to Security Council resolution 1540 (2004).
Democratic Republic of the Congo
(Date of Request: 30 April 2008)
- Drafting of the national report;
- Awareness-raising among the urban and local populations of the Democratic Republic of the Congo with regard to resolution 1540, including the design and implementation of physical protection;
- 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;
- Public Dissemination of the text of resolution 1540 and of laws banning the possession of weapons of mass destruction by non-State actors;
- 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)
Training on export control in French language for 9 DRC officials
(Date of Request: 7 April 2005)
1. Support needed in the form of resources, equipment and staff training for the prevention and control of WMD and their means of delivery.
2. Would be helpful, if experienced States Parties provide advice with a view to amending regulations for the existing Act of 07 November 1980.
(Date of Request: 7 March 2011)
Work with the national authority to establish bio-safety facility, through bio-safety and bio-security workshops; Acquire import-export or border control detection / investigation equipment;and, Enhance and upgrade container and cargo security at border ports.
(Date of Request: 27 October 2004)
Although Guatemala is a signatory to multilateral conventions and treaties in that area, it does not have the necessary human resources trained to detect such material, nor the equipment and technology to implement proper controls. International cooperation is therefore required to improve detection systems and train personnel of the various institutions responsible for compliance with the agreements and conventions ratified by Guatemala.
(Date of Request: 2 April 2008 and 16 June 2010)
In bio-safety and bio-security:
1. Support to develop the National Authority Capabilities;
2. Assist to establish BSL3 laboratory in cooperation with Ministry of Health;
3. Engage the Iraqi experts with the other experts though the biosafety and biosecurity workshops;
4. Assist Iraqi experts to apply the latest biosafety and biosecurity standards and procedures;
5. Support to delivers analytical lab equipment;
6. Supplying the CURN with the personal protection equipment portable detectors and analyzers.
1. Border control equipments: a. Radiation meters; b. Radio-active materials detectors; c. Chemical investigation equipment; d. Chemical labs.
2. Enhancement and upgrade of container and cargo security in seaports, borders.
3. Improvement of existing licensing systems on export - import of materials.
4. Improving logistics of customs and border concerning imported materials.
The Iraqi National Monitoring Directorate (INMD) needs help in developing a national control list for dual-use items based on relevant international arrangements to replace the control system of UNSCR 1051.
(Date of Request: 5 April 2005)
The Government of Jamaica is assessing its technical assistance needs for the implementation of Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) and will advise the Security Council Committee in due course.
(Date of Request: 9 February 2005 and 11 May 2006)
Ready to cooperate with countries able to provide assistance, in terms of legislation or operational skills and resources.
(Date of Request: 20 July 2005 and 17 December 2007)
Please contact 1540 Committee experts for additional information.
(Date of Request: 1 May 2006)
Welcomes any assistance that may be available to help it implement this resolution, in particular in the areas of legislative drafting and border security.
(Date of Request: 20 October 2004)
Lebanon states its willingness to develop its existing legislative system and draft new laws and regulations to permit the control of the export, transit and cross-border transport of weapons of mass destruction of any kind and related items and the prevention of trafficking in them. Lebanon welcomes assistance in implementing the provisions of the resolution, as provided in its paragraph 7.
(Date of Request: 27 October 2004)
The legal and administrative framework as currently in force in Lithuania ensures effective control of the export and transit of dual-use and military items. However, in order to prevent unlawful transportation of weapons of mass destruction and non-proliferation goods across the borders of the Republic of Lithuania and to ensure prompt and effective radiation checks of persons, vehicles and transported goods, border control points must be equipped with individual civil safety devices, chemical investigation equipment, additional radiation meters, radioactive materials detectors, units identifying radioactive materials, search equipment for radioactive materials, and install in-built detection systems of nuclear and radioactive materials.
(Date of Request: 27 February 2008)
Provision of model national report;
Provision of model legislation and related nuclear and biological expertise for drafting legislation;
Identify priorities, structures and action to implement measures be taken for accounting, securing, physically protecting dual-use materials; Construction or upgrading of infrastructure/administrative centre and database at activity sites for storage and securing of materials;
Training and establishment of controls at international points of entry and exit using specialized equipment for the detection of WMDs or their components; communications support for coastal surveillance and interregional and international sharing of information;
Training and provision of equipment for surveillance of financial and telecommunication institutions; capacity-building in respect of information gathering, investigation and intervention measures;
Means of protection and training of specialists in the detection, securing and neutralizing of dangerous products;
Provision of models and the list of items subject to export and import controls;
Training/information on action already taken regarding appropriate ways to work with and inform industry and the public.
(Date of Request: 23 November 2004)
Like other small developing States, RMI requires assistance with the further implementation of resolution 1540, as well as the key multilateral non-proliferation treaties. Specifically, RMI requires assistance with completing a review of its current national legislation in order to determine what further steps must be taken to ensure the full implementation of the provisions of resolution 1540 and the relevant treaties. RMI is also in need of particular assistance with the implementation of trans-shipment controls.
(Date of Request: 18 July 2012)
The Government of Mexico informed the 1540 Committee of the Program on collaboration on the subject of physical protection and management of nuclear, biological, chemical and radioactive materials, between the Government of Mexico and the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE). This Program takes place with the technical support of the Group of Experts of the 1540 Committee and the Office of Disarmament Affairs.
The Government of Mexico and CICTE concluded and agreed on a Plan of Comprehensive Implementation.
In this regard Mexico requests the support of the Committee to identify possible States or organizations that could collaborate with resources or experience of said Plan. The Government of Mexico grants the highest priority to the activities of international cooperation, so that it will implement the necessary efforts for the complete implementation of the Program, with the primary interest to strengthen the national capacities in the field of non-proliferation.
(Date of Request: 17 January 2006)
1. Negotiating with Canada and the United States for assistance to train Customs officials in detecting WMD related materials;
2. Seeks funding to acquire and implement high-tech systems and equipment to detect WMD at border entry points;
3. Has identified a number of areas such as access to justice, extradition, illegal arms trafficking, police services and draft legislation in respect of which a request could be made for advice, technical assistance and model legislation;
4. Welcomes proposals to establish both effective international cooperation mechanisms for investigating suspicious outbreaks of diseases and procedures for addressing concerns relating to compliance with the Convention, as well as, inter alia, proposals to train personnel to work as part of international rapid response teams in the event of biological emergencies.
(Date of Request: 31 May 2005 and 14 February 2007)
Strengthening the Technical Capabilities of Export and Import Controls over Nuclear and other Radioactive Materials in Mongolia, which included a shortage of trained personnel and technical equipment needs to improve nuclear detection capabilities at their borders for imports and exports.
(Date of Request: 19 February 2008)
1. Effective international expert and technical assistance, as well as a possibility to exchange legislative, legal and administrative experience in the field of non-proliferation would be most welcome and would make it possible to pursue the above-mentioned goals more effectively.
2. Continued expert assistance from the UK Government would be highly appreciated.
(Date of Request: 28 October 2004)
Taking its inspiration from and adhering fully to the terms of paragraph 7 of resolution 1540 (2004), in which the Council "recognizes that some States may require assistance in implementing the provisions of this resolution", Morocco considers that only active international cooperation, based on the principles of solidarity and shared responsibility and geared toward the mobilization of resources and the exchange of information and experience, can permit effective, universal application of the provisions of the resolution.
(Date of Request: 28 October 2004 and 28 October 2005)
To cite specific areas where the Philippines needs assistance in the implementation of the provisions of UNSCR 1540 are:
* Training for the Philippine’s first responders.
Since the Philippines is in the process of formalizing the chemical, biological and nuclear emergency and consequence management response organization, as part of our three-tiered defense plan against terrorism, to better prepare our emergency response teams, we would like to seek assistance through UNSCR 1540 on possible trainings that our first responders could avail themselves of.
Some of the trainings could be in the following areas:
- National protection training course
- Chief Instructor Training programme (CITPRO)
- Live agent training
- Medical Defense against Chemical Weapons
- SEF-TRAD international course
- Civil Protection course
- International protection course
* Border control – through the provision of training and appropriate instruments for the detection of radioactive and nuclear materials. This would also be important in export control.
* Physical protection of the Research Reactor, PRR-1
* Enhancement and upgrade of container and cargo security in several seaports.
* Drafting of appropriate laws governing border monitoring.
(Date of Request: 16 January 2008)
Detection equipment for nuclear, radioactive and chemical materials
Training for regulatory and enforcement officials on the use of equipment and commodity identification
(Date of Request: 30 June 2008 and 20 April 2010)
* Continues to be in need of, and would welcome, export and technical assistance of the Committee, which would help in improving its overall system in this area, as well as draft an Action Plan to implement resolution 1540.
* The Republic of Serbia would appreciate being provided with technical assistance in the form of a gas chromatograph and the training of two persons to operate that instrument, which will be used by the Military-Technical Institute.
Syrian Arab Republic
(Date of Request: 14 October 2004)
The competent authorities in the Syrian Arab Republic are now considering the possibility of availing themselves of the provisions of paragraph 7 of Security Council resolution 1540 (2004).
(Date of Request: 5 November 2004)
Thailand welcomes international support and assistance to help develop more effective national export, transit and trans-shipments controls over WMD, their means of delivery and related dual use items.
Thailand seeks advice from experts on identification of WMD-related materials and dual use items.
Thailand needs training courses and workshop to exchange views and experience on how to effectively detect, deter, prevent and combat the transport of illicit WMD and related materials as well as trafficking and brokering which is consistent with international law.
(Date of Request: 14 September 2005)
Lacks the capacity to implement the obligations and provisions of resolution UNSCR 1540. Technical and other assistance is required to carry out the obligations under the CWC and resolution 1540. A detailed budget request for assistance and support is attached to the report.
(Date of Request: 15 November 2004)
Uzbekistan understands the seriousness and importance of the Security Council resolution and, in order for it to implement the provisions of the resolution, there is an acute need for highly qualified specialists. It therefore wishes to take this opportunity to train its national personnel in accordance with international standards (customs agencies, border troops, national guard, and monitoring and control bodies).
(Date of Request: 7 March 2008)
The General Department of Viet Nam Customs wishes to receive assistance in combating against WMD and their related materials, as follows:
(i) A database system to keep track of those who exchange, sell weapons and terrorists; establish an up-to-date information technology system within and outside the Custom sector for compliance management, risk management and exchange of electronic data, so as to control most effectively the transport of WMD.
(ii) Information on non-proliferation and terrorism prevention in general, and on trans-border smuggling and transport of banned goods, and state crimes in particular;
(iii) Opportunities to participate in conferences, exchange experience between Viet Nam Customs and Customs of other countries, international organizations in the non-proliferation field;
(iv) Means to strengthen goods control and monitor (such as video camera, X-ray machines, et cetera);
(v) Training in skills to detect, identify and control WMD and their related materials.