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Press Releases

Date Title
24 November 2014 International Efforts Crucial to Keeping Weapons of Mass Destruction from Falling into Non-State Actors’ Hands, 1540 Committee Chair Tells Security Council
24 October 2014 China Hosts Visit by Security Council’s 1540 Committee, 23 to 24 October
8 August 2014 Malawi Hosts Visit by Security Council 1540 Committee, 5 to 8 August
28 May 2014 Success of Sanctions Regimes in Defeating Terrorism, Staunching Flow of Weapons Depends on Resolute, Concerted Action, Security Council Told
7 May 2014 Security Council Statement Reaffirms Concern over Weapons of Mass Destruction As It Marks 10 Years since Adopting Landmark Non-proliferation Text
6 May 2014 Ten Years after Adoption of Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004), Member States Working Hard to Implement Its Requirements
2 May 2014 Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for May
25 April 2014 Reaffirm Commitment to Eradicating Terrorism, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Secretary-General Urges in Anniversary Message

Secretary-General's message on the Tenth Anniversary of the Adoption of the Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004)
Secretary-General's video message on the Tenth Anniversary of the Adoption of the Resolution 1540 (2004)
9 April 2014 South Africa to Host Workshop on Reporting under Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) in Pretoria, 10-11 April
7 April 2014 Office for Disarmament Affairs, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Organize Meetings on Implementation of Resolution 1540 (2004)
17 March 2014 Gabon, Office for Disarmament Affairs to Host Workshop on Reporting Requirements under Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004), 20-21 March
10 March 2014 Kazakhstan to Host Workshop on How Secutity Council's Resolution on Weapons of Mass Destruction Fuels Global Drive for Disarmament, Non-Proliferation
24 February 2014 Civil Society to Reflect on Measures for Implementing Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004), in New Delhi, 25-26 February
17 January 2014 Niger Hosts Visit By Security Council's 1540 Committee, 13-17 January
27 November 2013 Heads of Committees Tasked With Defeating Terrorism Tell Security Council States on Front Lines to Assess Nature of Threat
15 November 2013 Burkina Faso Hosts Visit by Security Council's 1540 Committee, 11-15 November
31 July 2013 Grenada hosts visit by Security Council's 1540 Committee, 29-31 July.
10 May 2013 United Nations Counter-terrorism Effort only as Good as 'Sum of Its Parts', Security Council Hears in Briefings by Chairs of Subsidiary Bodies
Three Committees, in Tandem, Can Have 'Multiplier Effect' on Delivering Blows To Rapidly Evolving Threat, Powered by Internet, 'WMD' Developments, Say Briefers
19 April 2013 Trinidad and Tobago Hosts Visit by Security Council’s 1540 Committee, Group of Experts, 17-19 April
8 January 2013 Opening Today, Civil Society Forum in Support of Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) Offers Opportunities for Engagement
14 November 2012 Briefings to Security Council Spotlight Need to Adapt Counter-Terrorism Effort to Ever More Complex Networks Seeking Refuge in Susceptible Regions Sanctions Committee Chairs Describe Actions to Defeat Threat, Send Immutable Message of Intolerance; Speakers Commend Greater Synergy, Transparency, Fairness
29 June 2012 Adopting Resolution 2055 (2012), Security Council Expands 1540 Committee’s Group of Experts
4 June 2012 Lithuania to Host Workshop on Implementing Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004)
10 May 2012 Terrorists Exploiting Gaps in State Capacity to Implement Counter-Terrorism Measures, Security Council Told in Briefings by Sanctions Committee Chairs
20 April 2012 First Industry Conference on Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004)to Be Held in Germany, 23 to 25 April
11 April 2012 New Website for ‘1540’ Committee Launched
14 November 2011 Security Council Hears Briefings by Committees Charged with Defeating Terrorism, Including Preventing Non-State Actors from Acquiring Mass Destruction Weapons
27 September 2011 Kazakhstan to Host Workshop on Implementing Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) in Astana, 27 to 29 September
16 May 2011 Anti-Terrorism Committees Must Continue to Strengthen Efforts, Despite Death of Osama Bin Laden, Security Council Told
20 April 2011 Security Council Extends Mandate of 1540 Committee for 10 Years, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 1977 (2011)
13 December 2010 Austria to Host Meeting on Cooperation in Promoting Implementation of Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004), 15-16 December
9 December 2010 Saudi Arabia Set to Host Workshop on Implementation of Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) in Riyadh, 11-12 December
15 November 2010 Security Council Hears Briefings from Chairs of Counter-Terrorism Committees, as Speakers Urge Broader, More Coordinated Effort to Tackle Global Scourge
27 September 2010 Viet Nam to Host United Nations Workshop on Implementing Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004), in Hanoi, 28 September-1 October
10 June 2010 Croatia to host United Nations workshop on implementing Security Council resolution 1540 (2004) in Split, 14-17 June
11 May 2010 Speakers in Security Council Call for Unified, Global Counter-Terrorism Effort, Following Briefings by Chairs of Committees Set Up to Spearhead Fight
15 January 2010 Kenya to Host Workshop on Implementing Security Council resolution 1540 (2004), 2-4 February
14 December 2009 Departing Committee Chairpersons Brief Security Council Fellow Members on Work of Subsidiary Bodies over Past Two Years
3 December 2009 Egypt Hosted United Nations Workshop on Implementing Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004)
13 November 2009 Chairs of Three Security Council Committees Aimed at Countering Terrorist Threat, Monitoring Related Sanctions, Brief Council on Progress since May
2 October 2009 Review Opens of Implementation of Security Council Resolution 1540, Compelling States to Criminalize Spread of Mass Destruction Weapons to Non-State Actors
1 October 2009 Risks to Non-proliferation Regime Challenge Resolution 1540 to Ensure States Enact Domestic Controls over Weapons of Mass Destruction Spread to Non-State Actors
30 September 2009 What Was Once Seen as Security Council Interference in Domestic Affairs Now Viewed as States ‘Coming Together for Common Cause’, 1540 Review Hears Upon Closing
29 September 2009 Comprehensive Review of Implementation of Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) Opens Three-Day Meeting at Headquarters, 30 September
28 September 2009 United Nations Headquarters to Host Special Event on Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004), 1 October
4 September 2009 Costa Rica to Host United Nations Workshop on Implementing Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) in San José, 8-10 September
19 June 2009 Workshop on Implementing Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 23-25 June, 2009
26 May 2009 Chairs of Security Council subsidiary bodies, in briefing, underscore importance of inter-panel coordination, regular appraisal of working methods
24 April 2009 United Nations workshop on implementing Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) to be held in Port-Vila, Vanuatu, 29 April TO 1 May
6 March 2009 Qatar to host workshop on implementing Security Council resolution 1540 (2004), 8-11 March
21 November 2008 United Nations workshop on implementing Security Council resolution 1540 (2004) to be held in São Paulo, Brazil, 24-28 November
12 November 2008 Chairman of three Counter-Terrorism bodies brief security council on fresh efforts to defeat scourge, stressing experts' common strategy to assist member states
18 August 2008 Progress has been made, but more needs to be done to imlement resolution 1540 in full, United Nations Security Council 1540 Committee concludes
18 August 2008 Security Council's '1540' Committee raises awareness of possible link between mass destruction weapons, non-state actors; says grave threat needs urgent attention
6 May 2008 Comparative Table Regarding Security Council 1267 Committee, Counter-Terrorism committee, 1540 Committee
6 May 2008 Security Council Briefed by Chairmen of Committees Established to Combat Terrorism
25 April 2008 Security Council extends '1540 Committee' for three years to halt proliferation of mass destruction weapons, encourages States to map out implementation plans
19 December 2007 Office of Disarmament Affairs Redesigns Website of Security Council's 1540 Committee to Ease Navigation, Promote Interaction With Users
17 December 2007 Departing Security Council Members Give Briefings on Activities of Subsidiary Bodies Over Past Two Years
27 November 2007 United Nations Workshop on Implementing United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) in Africa Opens in Gaborne, Botswana, Tomorrow
14 November 2007 Universal Cooperation in Fight Against Terrorism, Still Major Threat to Peace, Needed More Than Ever, Security Council Told
31 August 2007 United Nations Workshop on Implementing Security Council Resolution Prohibiting Mass Destruction Weapons Proliferation, in Amman, 4-5 September
11 July 2007 Meetings to Support Implementation of Security Council Non-Proliferation Resolution Set for Headquarters, 11- 12 July
25 May 2007 Workshop on Implementing Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) in Caribbean Region Begins in Kingston, Jamaica, 29-30 May
22 May 2007 Chairs of Committees Dealing With Sanctions on Al-Qaida/Taliban, Counter-Terrorism, Weapons Proliferation
23 February 2007 Security Council Affirms Determination to Strengthen Cooperation Aimed at Countering Nuclear, Chemical, Biological Weapons Proliferation
28 November 2006 UN Seminar on Implementing Security Council Resolution 1540 in Latin America, Caribbean, Taking Place in Lima, Peru, 27 – 28 November
8 November 2006 Ghana to Host Seminar on Security Council Resolution 1540, 9-10 November
8 November 2006 Implementing UN Resolution 1540 Focus of OSCE Workshop in Vienna
28 September 2006 Hearing Briefings from Committees Countering Terrorism, Security Council Considers Progress Made
11 July 2006 UN seminar on implementing Security Council Resolution Aimed at Preventing Mass Destruction Weapon Proliferation in Beijing 12 – 13 July
31 May 2006 Security Council Committee Launches Database on Non-Proliferation Legislation
30 May 2006 Security Council Reviews of Committees on Nuclear Non-Proliferation, Counter-Terrorism, Al-Qaida/Taliban
27 April 2006 Security Council Extends for 2 Years Mandate of Committee Monitoring Implementation of Resolution 1540 (2004)
21 February 2006 Security Council Briefed by Chairmen of Three Anti-Terrorism Committees
19 December 2005 Security Council Hears Reports by Chairs of Eight Subsidiary Bodies
26 October 2005 Security Council Briefed by Chairmen of Three Anti-Terrorism Committees
20 July 2005 Security Council Reaffirms Terrorism One of Most Serious Threats to Peace
25 April 2005 Summary Statements in Today’s Meeting of the Security Council on the Three Anti-Terrorism Committees
09 December 2004 Security Council Briefed by Chair of Monitoring Body Created to Combat Proliferation of Mass Destruction Weapons
28 April 2004 Security Council Decides All States Shall Act To Prevent Proliferation of Mass Destruction Weapons Resolution 1540 (2004)

Press Briefings

Date Title
29 September 2009 Press Conference on Upcoming Comprehensive Review at Headquarters of Implementation of Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004)
12 July 2007 Press Conference on Work of Security Council 1540 Committee
28 June 2005 Press Conference by Chairs of Security Council Committees Concerning Terrorism