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1540 Committee Formal Meetings (top)

Date Summary
11 December 2014 The Committee held its 63st formal meeting. In his introductory remarks, Ambassador Oh Joon, the 1540 Committee Chairman and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations, noted that he had participated in the third “Wiesbaden” conference (“Non-Proliferation Risks: Governance and Compliance Management – Dialogue with Industry In Support of UN Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004)” held in November in Germany).He expressed hope that the “Wiesbaden process” will build on the success of this year’s conference to continue providing a solid platform for outreach to industry. As this was the last formal meeting of the Committee in 2014 under his Chairmanship, Ambassador Oh Joon offered a few reflections on the work done for the last two years. The Chairman stated that substantial efforts toward the goal of “universal reporting” had been made, which would serve as a solid basis for further progress in the coming years. He also noted that the Committee and the Group of Experts had conducted an impressive number of outreach activities, a particularly encouraging trend being the increase in the Committee’s visits to States at their invitation. The Chairman also highlighted the engagement with civil society, including academia, industry and parliamentarians as another important element in the Committee’s outreach over the past two years. He also stressed that the Security Council Open Debate and the adoption of the Presidential Statement in May, as well as a series of other special events dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the adoption of resolution 1540 in 2004, provided strong impetus to the Committee’s future work.

In their statements during the meeting, Committee’s Members expressed appreciation to Ambassador Oh Joon for his leadership as the Chairman of the 1540 Committee. At the meeting, the Coordinators of the four Working Groups provided briefings on their respective activities since the last meeting of the Committee. The coordinator of the group of experts reported its activities since the last meeting of the Committee and plans for the future.
3 November 2014 The Committee held its 62nd formal meeting. In his introductory remarks, Ambassador Oh Joon, the 1540 Committee Chairman and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations, outlined key activities of the Committee since its last meeting, including his visit to the People’s Republic of China, at its invitation, to discuss the implementation of resolution 1540 (2004) on 23-24 October and his participation in the Regional Workshop on Promoting Full Implementation of Resolution 1540 (2004), held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, on 27-28 October. Representatives of Canada and the United Kingdom briefed the Committee on the Legislative Guide for the National Implementation of resolution 1540 (2004) which had been developed by the non-governmental organization “Verification Research, Training and Information Centre” (VERTIC) with financial support from their governments. The Committee appointed Mr Omar Ababneh from Jordan as the Coordinator of its Working Group on Cooperation with international organizations, including the Security Council Committees established pursuant to resolution 1267 (1999) and 1373 (2001). The Coordinators of the four Working Groups provided briefings on their respective activities and plans for the future. The coordinator of the group of experts reported its activities since the last meeting of the Committee.
4 August 2014 The Committee held its 61st formal meeting. In his remarks, Ambassador Oh Joon, the 1540 Committee Chairman and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations, announced that the Republic of Korea will be hosting a 1540 regional workshop in Seoul on 27-28 October 2014. He also confirmed that the Republic of Korea has contributed one million US dollars to the UN Trust Fund for the implementation of resolution 1540. For the end of 2014, the Chair will focus on making progress in the following areas: (1) Encourage and assist all remaining States to submit their implementation reports as soon as possible; (2) Make the Committee’s assistance mechanism more proactive; (3) Improve coordination and cooperation with other relevant Committees, as well as International and Regional Organizations; (4) Review all revised national matrices; (5) Compile effective practices, and; (6) Expand the network of 1540 Points of Contact. The Coordinators of the four Working Groups provided briefings on their respective activities and plans for the future. The acting coordinator of the group of experts reported its activities since the last meeting of the Committee. The group continues to work on the compilation of effective practices. He noted that the experts would need more inputs from Member States about their effective practices.
9 June 2014 The Committee held its 60th formal meeting. In his opening remarks, Ambassador Oh Joon, the 1540 Committee Chairman and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations, described the successful open debate of the Security Council held on 7 May and the Presidential Statement adopted. The debate had more than 60 speakers and consolidated the international commitment towards UNSC resolution 1540 (2004). He thanked the Secretary-General for his video-message marking the resolution’s 10th anniversary, which was widely picked-up by the media. The Chairman also mentioned that he wishes to make progress on the development of a strategy towards full implementation of resolution 1540 with a view to incorporating it in the upcoming Comprehensive Review of 2016. The Coordinators of the four Working Groups provided briefings on their respective activities and plans for the future. The Coordinator of the group of experts reported on the group's work since the last meeting of the Committee. He noted that 17 out of the 21 non-reporting States have been engaged by the 1540 experts during the three workshops organized by the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa.
30 January 2014 The Committee held its 59th formal meeting. In his opening remarks, Ambassador Oh Joon, the 1540 Committee Chairman and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations, highlighted specific opportunities to promote the full implementation of resolution 1540 (2004) offered by the 10th anniversary of its adoption in 2004. The Chairman also stressed the need to continue efforts to achieve universal reporting and to enhancing the Committee’s role in facilitating assistance. The Committee received briefings by the Coordinators of its four Working Groups on the activities of respective Working Groups and plans for the future. The Committee discussed a non-paper on ways to commemorate the 10th anniversary prepared by the Coordinator of the Transparency and Outreach Working Group. The Coordinator of the group of experts reported on the group's work since the last meeting of the Committee. The Committee appointed Ms. Pia Poroli from Argentina and Ms. Sophie Nzeyimana from Rwanda as Coordinators for the Monitoring and National Implementation Working Group and Cooperation with International Organizations Working Group.
18 December 2013 The Committee held its 58th formal meeting. In his opening remarks, Ambassador Oh Joon, the 1540 Committee Chairman and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations, identified key areas in the Committee’s work for the next year, including the commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the adoption of resolution 1540 (2004); universal reporting under the resolution; and enhancing the Committee’s assistance mechanism. The Chairman also provided a briefing on his participation at the African Union Workshop on the Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004), 10-11 December 2013, Addis Ababa. The Committee received briefings by the Coordinators of its four Working Groups on the activities of respective Working Groups and plans for the future. The Coordinator of the Working Group on transparency and media outreach (representative of the United States) briefed on his participation, on behalf of the Committee, at the Biological Weapons Convention Meeting of States Parties on December 9-13 in Geneva. The Coordinator of the group of experts reported on the group's work since the last meeting of the Committee. The Russian Federation raised an issue in reference to Security Council resolution 2118 (2013).
8 November 2013 The Committee held its 57th formal meeting. In his opening remarks, Ambassador Oh Joon, the 1540 Committee Chairman and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations, underscored the importance of resolution 1540 (2004) and recalled that in its resolution 2118 (2013) the Security Council decided, inter alia, that Member States shall inform immediately the Council of any violation of resolution 1540 (2004). (Ambassador Oh Joon was elected as Chair of the 1540 Committee by the Security Council on 24 September 2013). In his statement, the Committee's Chair outlined the key activities since the last Committee's meeting and noted the importance of continuing with the work related to the universal reporting initiative. He emphasized that the Committee will also focus on strengthening the 1540 assistance matchmaking system to be more operational and responsive to requests by Member States. The Committee received briefings by the Coordinators of the Working Groups on the activities of respective Working Groups and plans for the future. The Coordinator of the group of experts reported on the group's work.
12 August 2013 The Committee held its 56th formal meeting. The Deputy Permanent Representative of Trinidad and Tobago to the United Nations, Ambassador Eden Charles briefed the Committee on the visit of the 1540 Committee to Trinidad and Tobago which took place on 17-19 April 2013. The Committee's Chair who led the Committee’s delegation during the visit noted the firm commitment from the highest authorities in Trinidad and Tobago to continue to take necessary measures to fully implement resolution 1540 (2004) and the positive role of CARICOM in promoting the 1540 implementation in the region. In his statement, the Committee’s Chair outlined the key activities since the last Committee's meeting. The Chairman suggested to hold, in October, an open briefing for Member States to provide update on the activities of the 1540 Committee. Members of the Committee welcomed his proposal. The Committee received briefings by the Coordinators of the Working Groups on the activities of respective Working Groups and plans for the future. The Coordinator of the group of experts reported on the group's work.
12 June 2013 The Committee held its 55th formal meeting. In his opening statement, the Committee's Chair outlined key activities since the last Committee's meeting including his meeting with the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Ms. Angela Kane on 11 June 2013. The Committee decided to invite the Permanent Mission of Trinidad and Tobago to the UN to its next meeting for a briefing on the visit by the 1540 Committee to Trinidad and Tobago. The Committee also received briefings by the Coordinators of the Working Groups on the activities of respective Working Groups and plans for the future. The Coordinator of the group of experts reported on the group's work. At the meeting, the Committee also discussed issues related to its Twelfth Programme of Work which had been submitted to the Security Council on 31 May 2013.
20 February 2013 The Committee held its 54th formal meeting. In his opening statement, the Committee's Chair outlined some key activities since the last Committee's meeting and presented a number of proposals for future activities. He noted that the Committee had made some good progress and highlighted a novel initiative resulting in posting the Chair's message on the 1540 Committee's website. The Committee received briefings by the Coordinators of the Working Groups and the Coordinator of the group of 1540 experts reported on the group's work.
23 January 2013 The Committee held its 53rd formal meeting. Ambassador Kim Sook, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations and 1540 Committee Chairman, thanked his predecessor Ambassador Baso Sangqu of South Africa for his important work and progress achieved on the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) during his two-year tenure as Chairman of the 1540 Committee. Ambassador Kim announced that the year of 2014 will be the “Year of Universality”, which refers to the universality of the submissions of first reports by States on the steps they have taken or intend to take to implement resolution 1540 (2004). Guatemala was nominated as the Coordinator of the Working Group on Monitoring and National implementation and Morocco was nominated as the Coordinator of the Working Group on Cooperation with international organizations, including the Security Council committees established pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999) and 1373 (2001). The Committee was briefed by the Coordinators of the Working Groups and the Coordinator of the group of experts reported on their work.
19 December 2012 The Committee held its 52nd formal meeting. The Committee was briefed by the Coordinators of the Working Groups and the 1540 experts reported on their work. The delegation of India reported back to the Committee on the results of the "1540 Workshop on Building New Synergies on Nuclear Security", organized by its Government in cooperation with the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs, held in Delhi from 30 November - 1 December 2012, which was attended by the Chairman and a 1540 expert. As the outgoing Chair of the 1540 Committee, South Africa expressed its appreciation to the Committee members and the experts for their work and support during its chairmanship. For the full statement please see: Final Statement of the South African Chair to the 1540 Committee.
14 September 2012 The Committee held its 51st formal meeting. The 1540 Committee Chairman summarized the Committee’s activities since the last meeting. The Chairman briefed the Committee on his participation in a meeting of the Global Partnership Working Group (GPWG), organized by the United States under its presidency of the GPWG. The meeting was held in Stockholm, Sweden on 28-29 August 2012. The Committee received briefings from the coordinators of the Working Groups and the 1540 Experts reported on their activities.
16 August 2012 The Committee held its 50th formal meeting. The 1540 Committee Chairman gave introductory remarks summarizing recent activities of the Committee. The coordinators of the Committee’s Working Groups followed with briefings on the work and consultations of their respective groups. South Africa announced that it would host a Workshop on the implementation of UN Security Council resolution 1540 (2004) for African States, in collaboration with the African Union, supported by the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs and with the facilitation of the Institute for Security Studies on 21-22 November 2012 in Pretoria, South Africa. The 1540 Committee Experts reported on their work.
14 June 2012 The 1540 Committee held its 49th formal meeting. The Committee was briefed by the Coordinators of the Working Groups. The Coordinator of the Working Group on Monitoring and National Implementation introduced to the Committee the Summary Report on the Conference of International, Regional, and Sub-Regional Industry Associations on Security Council Resolution 1540, which was held from 23-25 April 2012 in Wiesbaden, Germany. He welcomed the Conference as an innovative, useful and forward-looking event and also highlighted Germany’s readiness to actively contribute to a substantial follow-up process to this Industry Conference. The UNODA representative provided examples of follow-up activities of the participants of the Conference, which included invitations addressed to the Committee and UNODA to participate in events organized by the participating industry associations from the financing and biological sectors. Afterwards, the 1540 Experts reported on their work.
25 April 2012 The 1540 Committee held its 48th formal meeting. The 1540 Committee Chairman gave introductory remarks summarizing the Committee’s recent activities. The Chairman welcomed Togo as the newly appointed Coordinator of the Working Group on cooperation with international organizations. This was followed by a briefing by the Coordinator of the Committee’s Working Groups on Transparency and Outreach. The 1540 experts reported on their work.
24 February 2012 The 1540 Committee held its 47th formal meeting. Following remarks by the 1540 Committee Chairman, the Committee was briefed by the Coordinators of the Working Groups. Afterwards, the 1540 Experts reported on their work.
21 December 2011 The 1540 Committee held its 46th formal meeting. The 1540 Committee Chairman gave introductory remarks summarizing the Committee’s activities since the last meeting, followed by a briefing by the Coordinators of the Committee’s Working Groups on Monitoring and National Implementation, on Assistance, and on Transparency and Outreach. The coordinator of the 1540 Experts reported on their work since the last meeting, including, inter alia, an update on outreach and assistance facilitation activities, as well as other support provided to the working groups of the Committee, as relevant.
21 November 2011 The 1540 Committee held its 45th formal meeting. Following remarks by the 1540 Committee Chairman, the Committee heard a briefing by Ms. Nineta Barbulescu (Romania), Chairperson of the Hague Code of Conduct Against Ballistic Missile Proliferation (HCoC), on ways to increase the cooperation between HCoC and the Committee. Next, the Committee was briefed by the Coordinators of the Working Groups. Afterwards, the 1540 Experts reported on their work.
27 October 2011 The 1540 Committee held its 44th formal meeting. The 1540 Committee Chairman gave introductory remarks summarizing recent activities of the Committee. Representatives of the coordinators of the Committee’s Working Group on Monitoring and National Implementation and the Working Group on Assistance provided briefings on the work of their respective groups. The 1540 Experts briefed the Committee on their activities since the last meeting of the Committee. A representative of South Africa provided a briefing on the 1540 Committee’s country visit to the United States (12-16 September 2011).

A representative of the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) informed the Committee that UNODA and the Conflict Prevention Centre of the Secretariat of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on joint implementation of projects on non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
4 August 2011 The 1540 Committee held its 43rd formal meeting. The 1540 Committee Chairman gave introductory remarks summarizing the Committee’s activities since the last meeting. The coordinators of the Committee’s Working Groups followed with briefings on the work and consultations of their respective groups. The coordinator of the 1540 Experts provided a report on activities since the last meeting, including, inter alia, technical assistance and outreach.
11 May 2011 The 1540 Committee held its 42nd formal meeting. The 1540 Committee Chairman gave introductory remarks, including, inter alia, recognition of United Nations Security CouncilResolution (UNSCR) 1977 (2011)as a solid framework for future work. Additional matters were brought forth by the Chairman and discussed, including, inter alia, the drafting of the annual program of work and the facilitation of new requirements outlined in UNSCR 1977. The 1540 Experts reported on their work in support of the Committee in the areas of implementation, assistance, cooperation, and outreach and transparency.
31 March 2011 The 1540 Committee held its 41st formal meeting. The 1540 Committee Chairman summarized the Committee’s activities since the last meeting. The Committee received briefings from the coordinators of the Working Group on Transparency and Outreach and the Working Group on Assistance on their activities. The 1540 Experts provided a report on their activities. The Deputy Permanent Representative of the U.S. announced her Government’s intention to make a $3 million voluntary contribution in 2011 to the United Nations Trust Fund for Global and Regional Disarmament to support the work of the 1540 Committee. A representative of France informed the Committee that France had recently adopted a new law aimed at curbing the proliferation of WMD and their means of delivery. At the meeting, the Committee appointed Germany as the coordinator of the Working Group on Monitoring and National Implementation and South Africa as interim coordinator of the Working Group on Cooperation with International Organizations, including Security Council Committees established pursuant toresolution 1267 (1999)andresolution 1373 (2001).
17 January 2011 The 1540 Committee held its 40th formal meeting. The 1540 Committee Chairman outlined his vision for the work of the Committee in 2011. The Committee received briefings from the coordinators of the Committee’s Working Group on Transparency and Outreach and the 1540 Working Group on Assistance regarding activities of their respective Working Groups. The Committee heard the report of the 1540 Experts on their activities. At the meeting, the Committee decided to extend its ninth program of work until 25 April 2011 (S/2011/37).

Working Group Meetings (top)


Date Summary
17 November 2014 The 1540 Committee’s Working Group on Monitoring and Implementation held an informal meeting on 17 November 2014. During the meeting issues related to effective practices in the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) and the format of the Annual Review of Implementation were discussed.
17 November 2014 An informal meeting of the 1540 Committee’s Working Group on Transparency and Media Outreach was held on 17 November 2014. The WG received a briefing by Mr. Jason T. Harris, former Chair of the International Nuclear Security Education Network (INSEN), on the aims and current activities of INSEN, that include the development of curricula and educational programmes in the field of nuclear security in cooperation with an increasing international membership comprising universities and other educational institutions. Mr. Michael Rosenthal from the 1540 Committee’s Group of Experts delivered remarks on possible future activities of the 1540 Committee related to education and outreach. Furthermore, a number of invited students had the opportunity to talk about their motivation to conduct research in the field of non-proliferation.
13 August 2014 The 1540 Committee’s Working Group on Monitoring and National Implementation held an informal meeting to discuss the topic: compilation of effective practices in the implementation of resolution 1540 (2004). The working group started the consideration of a draft template being developed by the Group of Experts to integrate the information on effective practices on the 1540 Committee’s webpage "Experiences Shared, Lessons Learned, and Effective Practices”. In this regard, the working group also considered updating this webpage by designating three categories of materials to be posted: “1540 Committee documents”, “Submissions by Member States” and “Submissions by international, regional and sub-regional organizations.” In addition to this specific webpage on effective practices, it considered to also post submissions on effective practices on the webpages “National Reports” and "International, Regional and Subregional Organizations".
2 July 2014 The 1540 Committee’s Working Groups on Assistance and Cooperation with international organizations held a joint informal meeting to hear two briefings: a first one on border controls by Ambassador Ochieng Adala, Executive Director, Africa Peace Forum; and a second one about the Containers Control Programme by Nicole Maric, Crime Prevention Expert, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
10 June 2014 The 1540 Committee’s Working Group on Monitoring and National Implementation held an informal meeting to discuss issues related to updating matrices for all Member States to be prepared by the group of experts for approval by the Committee. The last set of Committee’s matrices was produced in 2010. Discussions included the procedures for the consideration and approval of these new matrices.
3 April 2014 The 1540 Committee’s Working Group on Monitoring and National Implementation held an informal meeting to discuss the following topics: priority areas of focus for the Working Group in 2014; conversion to the 1540 matrices’ revised template; status of the submission of National Reports; status of the submission of information by Member States on effective practices and exchange of views on a compilation of effective practices; and proposals for developing a living network for national points of contact.
18 September 2013 The Working Group on Monitoring and National Implementation held an informal meeting and discussed issues related to the preparation of the next Annual Review and Member States' reporting. The Coordinator of the 1540 group of experts briefed the Working Group on the recent activities including Committee's visits to States, voluntary national implementation action plans and 1540 peer review.
18 September 2013 At the informal meeting of the Working Group on Cooperation with International Organizations, the WG Coordinator presented a non-paper “An Approach to Strategic Goals and Specific Objectives in Enhancing Cooperation between the 1540 Committee and International Organizations, including the Security Council Committees Established Pursuant to Resolutions 1267 (1999)/1989 (2011) and 1373 (2001).” The Working Group will continue its consultations on the non-paper and to study how to move forward with such cooperation.
18 September 2013 At the informal meeting of the Working Group on Transparency and Media Outreach, the WG Coordinator presented some ideas relates to the upcoming 10th anniversary of resolution 1540 (2004) in 2014. In ensuing discussions, some additional ideas were also advanced. The meeting further discussed planned outreach activities of the Committee and the group of experts including the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) event scheduled for 7 October 2013.
6 June 2013 The 1540 Working Group on Monitoring and National Implementation held informal consultations to discuss effective practices for the implementation of resolution 1540 (2004) in accordance with paragraph 12 of resolution 1977 (2011). The Coordinator of the 1540 group of experts made a presentation on the issue. The meeting also discussed approaches towards universal reporting of Member States on the implementation of resolution 1540 (2004).
6 June 2013 The Working Group on Assistance received a briefing from the Coordinator of the 1540 group of experts on recent assistance-related activities, including matchmaking efforts, country visits, and receipt of requests for assistance. The Coordinator of the 1540 group of experts also briefed the Working Group on the status of the preparation of the consolidated list of assistance requests and proposals and the list of national point of contacts on the implementation of resolution 1540 (2004). The Coordinator asked the Group of experts to propose options to the Working Group to withdraw from the consolidated list of assistance requests those requests that were obsolete or already satisfied.
11 March 2013 The 1540 Working Group on Monitoring and National Implementation held informal consultations to discuss an options paper on enhancing implementation matrices prepared by the 1540 group of experts. The meeting also discussed ways to proceed forward in the Committee’s work on identification of effective practices, templates and guidance as requested in para. 12 of resolution 1977 (2011). The working group will submit its recommendations to the Committee on the issues discussed.
31 January 2013 The Working Group on Transparency and Media Outreach held a meeting. In his opening remarks, the Coordinator of the Working Group outlined some possible areas of focus for the Group in 2013. The meeting further discussed a number of issues related to the 1540 Committee website, posting national reports submitted to the 1540 Committee, academia and industry outreach and initial ideas related to a media outreach strategy. The Group adopted recommendations for the Committee.
19 December 2012 The Working Group on Assistance held a meeting. The Coordinator of the Working Group outlined past and planned activities of the working group. As a result of discussions, the Group adopted recommendations for the Committee and the 1540 Group of Experts to prepare new guidelines on assistance and match-making issues, update a consolidated list of assistance requests as well as the "point of contact" list for international, regional and subregional organizations. At the meeting, the representative of France provided a briefing on the preparations for a Conference on Assistance in the context of resolution 1540 (2004) envisaged to take place in 2013 in Paris, to be hosted by its Government and organized in cooperation with the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs.
8 October 2012 The 1540 Working Group on Monitoring and National Implementation held a meeting and discussed issues related to the preparation of the annual review of the implementation of resolution 1540 (2004) and the update of the 1540 matrices which are the primary method used by the 1540 Committee to organize information about implementation of resolution 1540 (2004) by Member States.
14 March 2012 The 1540 Working Group on Monitoring and National Implementation held a meeting and discussed the upcoming Conference of International, Regional, and Sub-Regional Industry Associations on Security Council Resolution 1540 to be held on 23-25 April in Wiesbaden, Germany. The 1540 experts provided a briefing on the promotion of 1540 implementation through the use of the 1540 Matrix.
17 January 2012 The Working Group on Assistance held a meeting and received a briefing from the Stimson Center about effective practices and the potential contributions from 1540 regional coordinators. The 1540 experts provided a report on cooperation with several countries. The Working Group also discussed approaches to improve future ways of assistance and changes to the website.
15 December 2011 The Working Group on Transparency and Outreach held a meeting and received a briefing from the Office for Disarmament Affairs on the structure of the new 1540 Committee website. The 1540 Experts provided an overview of outreach activities that they had participated in over the past several months. The status of the development of email lists and next steps in the ongoing media outreach strategy were also discussed.
14 December 2011 The Working Group on Assistance held a meeting and received, at its invitation, a briefing from the Chief of Regional Disarmament Branch of the Office for Disarmament Affairs on the activities undertaken by the UN Regional Centres for Peace and Disarmament, in the context of their assistance to States as well as regional and subregional organizations aimed at reinforcing their capabilities in the field of non-proliferation, disarmament and arms control, particularly with regard the implementation of resolution 1540. The 1540 Experts then briefed the Working Group on their assistance-related activities. The Coordinator then briefed the Working group on the state of play of the discussions on further possible ways forward on assistance-related activities.
5 October 2011 The Working Group on Assistance held a meeting and received a briefing from the 1540 Experts on recent assistance-related activities, including matchmaking efforts, country visits, and receipt of requests for assistance. The Working Group discussed progress towards achievement of assistance-related objectives, including, inter alia, improving procedures, developing dialogue with civil society organizations, and analysis on current and potential future assistance needs.
30 August 2011 The Working Group on Transparency and Outreach held a meeting. The coordinator of the Working Group provided brief introductory remarks. A discussion followed on various matters, including the ongoing overhaul of the 1540 Committee website, development of email lists for dissemination of public information and outreach, and implementation of the media outreach strategy. The 1540 Experts provided an update on their outreach activities.
28 July 2011 The Working Group on Monitoring and National Implementation held a meeting. The coordinator of the Working Group provided brief introductory remarks outlining Group’s tasks. The Working Group’s implementation plan was discussed.
11 May 2011 The Working Group on Cooperation with International Organizations held a meeting. A representative from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) provided a briefing on UNODC assistance to Member States in regards implementation of requirements of resolution 1540 (2004).
21 March 2011 The Working Group on Assistance held a meeting and received a briefing from the 1540 Experts on recent assistance-related activities, including, inter alia, matchmaking efforts and the coordination of expected future country visits. The Working Group addressed a number of matters related to future activities, including, inter alia, delineation of assistance-related objectives to guide the work of the 1540 Experts in this area.
16 March 2011 The Working Group on Transparency and Media Outreach held a meeting. The Working Group addressed matters related to the overhaul of the 1540 Committee website and the development of a Committee’s media outreach strategy. The Working Group also discussed the facilitation of public information regarding outreach events.
2 February 2011 The Working Group on Transparency and Media Outreach held a meeting to discuss, inter alia, matters related to the development of a new 1540 Committee website, means of correspondence and dissemination of information, development of a media outreach strategy, and the recent and forthcoming outreach events with participation from the 1540 Experts.
2 February 2011 The Working Group on Assistance held a meeting. The 1540 Experts made a presentation on the status of assistance requests and offers to provide assistance from Member States. The Working Group discussed matters related to the update of the assistance page on the 1540 Committee website, development of new procedures to streamline the assistance process, and the database on assistance requests.