1540 Committee
Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1540 (2004)

  Guidelines for Reporting

Through resolution 1540 (2004), the Security Council called upon all States to present to the Committee a first report, not later than six month from the adoption of the resolution 1540 (2004), i.e. 28 October 2004, on steps they have taken or intend to take to implement this resolution.

All States are called upon to report to the Committee on steps they have taken or intend to take to implement the provisions of operative paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of the resolution 1540 (2004).

All States are also called upon to include in their national reports, as appropriate, information relating to the implementation of operative paragraphs 6,7,8, 9 and 10 of the resolution 1540 (2004).

Resolution 1810 (2008) calls upon all States that have not yet presented a first report on steps they have taken or intend to take to implement resolution 1540 (2004) to submit such a report to the 1540 Committee without delay.

Resolution 1810 (2008) also encourages all States that have submitted such reports to provide, at any time or upon request of the 1540 Committee, additional information on their implementation of resolution 1540 (2004).

States are also encouraged to prepare on a voluntary basis summary action plans mapping out their priorities and plans for implementing the key provisions of resolution 1540 (2004), and to submit those plans to the 1540 Committee.

None of the obligations set forth in resolution 1540 (2004) shall be interpreted so as to conflict with or alter the rights and obligations of States Parties to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, the Chemical Weapons Convention and the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention or alter the responsibilities of the IAEA or the OPCW. All correspondence relating to submission of national reports or requests for assistance should be addressed to the Chairman of 1540 Committee and sent to the address below:


Secretariat of the 1540 Committee,
Attention: Chair, 1540 Committee
2 United Nations Plaza, Room DC2-2046
United Nations, New York, NY 10017
Fax: 212-963-1300
Email: sc-1540-Committee@un.org

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