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Photo of participants from 30 countries who participated in  the Regional Workshop on  Promoting Full Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004): Sharing Effective Practices, Revitalising Assistance, and Developing Future Strategy, which  took place in Seoul, Republic of Korea from 27 to 28 October 2014. Photo of Ambassador Oh Joon, Chair of the 1540 Committee in discussion with Deputy Foreign Minister, Mr Li Baodong at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Beijing on 23 October 2014 at the start of the 1540 Committee's visit to China. At Tianjin port, photo of Chinese Customs Officers explaining their procedures for examining cargo to Ambassador Oh Joon (centre), Chair of the 1540 Committee, during the Committee's visit to China on 23 and 24 October 2014. Photo of Ambassador Oh Joon, Chair of the 1540 Committee in meeting with Ambassador Wang Qun, Director General of Arms Control, MFA and officials from MOFCOM and GAC, Beijing on 23 October during the Committee's visit to China. Photo at China Arms Control and Disarmament Association (CACDA), of Ambassador Oh Joon, Chair of the 1540 Committee and the delegation met with Chinese academia and industry  representatives on 24 October 2014 during the Committee's visit to China. Photo of Ambassador Oh Joon, Chair of the 1540 Committee and the delegation visited Tianjin New Port on 23 October during the Committee's visit to China. Photo of Ambassador Oh Joon, Chair of the 1540 Committee talked with the academia and industry representatives on 24 October during the Committee's visit to China. The Director-General for Multilateral Relations in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs H. E. Mr. Saïdou Zongo and the Head of the Delegation of the European Union in Burkina Faso H. E. Mr. Alain Holleville welcomed the participants in the National Workshop on the Implementation of the Biological Weapons Convention (Ouagadougou, 21-22 October 2014) Photo of national round table on the implementation of UNSC resolution 1540 (2004), hosted by the Royal Government of Cambodia in cooperation with the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs, 20-21 October 2014, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Photo of closing session of regional workshop for ASEAN States on the implementation of UNSC resolution 1540 (2004), hosted by the Royal Government of Cambodia in cooperation with the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs, 15-17 October 2014, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Participants photograph of the National Roundtable on the implementation of Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004),  held in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, from 13 to 14 October 2014 organized by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago and UNLiREC. Photo of Meeting of the 1540 Experts with the researchers of the 'Africa Development and the Threat of Weapons of Mass Destruction Project' at the Institute for Security Studies, Pretoria, South Africa, 12 August 2014. Photo of Meeting with the Principal Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, Ms Lonely Magreta, during the visit of the 1540 Committee to Malawi, at the invitation of its Government, 8 August 2014. Meeting with the Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr Bestone W. Chisamile, during the visit of the 1540 Committee to Malawi, at the invitation of its Government, 8 August 2014. Photo of Meeting at the Environmental Affairs Department, during the visit of the 1540 Committee to Malawi, at the invitation of its Government, 8 August 2014. Meeting with the Malawi Defence Force Commander, General I.E.J Maulana, during the visit of the 1540 Committee to Malawi, at the invitation of its Government, 8 August 2014. Photo of Participants in the 1540 Committee Workshop, held from 6-7 August 2014, in Lilongwe, during the visit of the 1540 Committee to Malawi, at the invitation of its Government. Photo of participants in the Regional Workshop on the Implementation of United Nations Security Council resolution 1540 (2004), Manila, Philippines, 24-25 July 2014. Photo of visit by a South African delegation to Grenada in response to the assistance request by the Government of Grenada submitted to the 1540 Committee, St. George's, Grenada, 23 July 2014. First Summer School on Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, Mexico City, Mexico, 7 to 11 July 2014. Photo of Representatives from the Government of Uzbekistan along with members of the 1540 Group of Experts, the Conflict Prevention Centre at OSCE, the IAEA and UNODC who met in Vienna on 19 and 20 June to discuss Uzbekistan's 1540 National Implementation Action Plan. Meeting with 1540 national stakeholders of Grenada on the 'National Study on the Implementation of Resolution 1540 in Grenada' undertaken by UNLIREC, St. George's, Grenada, 11-12 June 2014 (Credit: UNLIREC). Photo of Participants at Workshop for the implementation of Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) for Portuguese-speaking UN Member States, 5-6 June 2014, Lomé, Togo. Participants at Workshop for the implementation of Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) for Portuguese-speaking UN Member States, 5-6 June 2014, Lomé, Togo. Photo of Participants at Workshop for the implementation of Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) for Portuguese-speaking UN Member States, 5-6 June 2014, Lomé, Togo. Photo of Participants at Workshop for the implementation of Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) for Portuguese-speaking UN Member States, 5-6 June 2014, Lomé, Togo. Photo of the Workshop for the implementation of Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) for Portuguese-speaking UN Member States, 5-6 June 2014, Lomé, Togo. Photo of the Sub-regional National Capacity Evaluation and Training Workshop for Personnel of National Authorities of State Parties from Pacific Island States involved in the National Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Conventions, Brisbane, Australia, 20-24 May 2014. Photo of International cooperation for the implementation of United Nations Security Council resolution 1540 (2004)”, organized by the Permanent Mission of Spain to the United Nations and the Permanent Mission of Mexico to the United Nations, 8 May 2014, New York. Photo of INTERPOL Chemical and Explosives (ChemEx) Terrorism Prevention Training Course, organised by INTERPOL in cooperation with the National Central Bureau of Poland, 6-9 May, 2014, Warsaw, Poland.
Photo of The Minister of Foreign Affairs, HE Mr Abdul Hassan Mahmoud Ali, addressing the 1540 Experts at the opening session of the country visit in Dhaka on 21 April 2014. Photo of Meeting with Mr. Md. Shahidul Haque (middle), the Foreign Secretary of the Government of Bangladesh, on 21 April 2014, as part of the visit to Bangladesh by the 1540 Committee at the invitation of the Government of Bangladesh. Photo of Workshop on the implementation of Security Council resolution 1540 (2004) for English-speaking Member States, organized by the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) through its Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament Affairs in African (UNREC), hosted by the Government of South Africa and held with the facilitation of the Institute for Security Studies, 10-11 April 2014, Pretoria, South Africa. Photo of Managing Security and Trade Risks in the Nuclear Industry, rganized by China State Nuclear Security Technology Centre (SNSTC), co-sponsored by Center for International Trade & Security (CITS) of the University of Georgia (USA), 14-15 May 2014, Beijing, China. Photo of IRO Round Table Meeting on UNSCR 1540 Activities, Focusing on Technical Assistance Programmes, jointly organised by the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Conflict Prevention Centre, 8-9 April 2014, Vienna, Austria. Photo of 14th International Export Control Conference organised and hosted by the Governments of the United States and the United Arab Emirates under the auspices of the United States Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program, 16 - 18 March 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Photo of the 1540 Committee Representative Mr Lim Sang-beom (Republic of Korea) centre, flanked by Ambassador Barlybay Sadykov (Kazkhstan) right and Mr Petr Litavrin (1540 Group of Experts) left, at the conference '10 years of UNSC Resolution 1540: Global and Regional efforts in the field of non-proliferation and disarmament of weapons of mass destruction', hosted by Kazakhstan in Astana on 10 and 11 March 2014. Photo of 1540 Committee Chair, Ambassador Oh Joon, and Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WCO), Mr Kunio Mikuriya, at the open briefing to UN Member States on the activities of the 1540 Committee and keynote address by Mr Mikuriya, an event part of a series of events to mark the tenth anniversary of resolution 1540 (2004), New York, 28 February 2014. Photo of 21st Asian Export Control Seminar, hosted by the Center for Information on Security Trade Control (CISTEC) under the auspices of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, 26 - 28 February 2014, Tokyo, Japan. Photo of Mr. Fortune Dorlean, Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Haiti (centre), Mr. Enrique Ochoa, 1540 Committee expert (right), Mr. O'Neil Hamilton, 1540 CARICOM Regional Coordinator (left) in the framework of the Inter-agency 1540 roundtable with Haitian officials, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 26 February 2014. Photo of Civil society workshop on 'United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004): Identification of effective implementation practices by examining UNSCR 1540 (2004) after a Decade of its Existence', with the participation of 1540 Committee Member Michael Aho, 25-26 February 2014, New Delhi, India. Photo of Joint 1540 Seminar Spain/Mexico, held in Madrid, Spain, 27-31 January 2014. Photo of visit to the customs office in Torodi on 15 January 2014, as part of the visit to Niger by the 1540 Committee at the invitation of the Government of Niger. Photo of meeting of the Tokyo based Center for Information on Security Trade Controls (CISTEC) and associated member companies with the 1540 group of experts, New York, 15 January 2014.

2013 and before

Opening session of the Conference in support of Implementing UN Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004): 'Risks, challenges and responses - Industry's effective practices in responding to Biosecurity risks'. (Wiesbaden, Germany) Mr. Michael Aho (centre) US Member of the 1540 Committee, delivering a message from the 1540 Chair at the meeting of the States Parties to the Biological Weapons Convention in Geneva on 9 December. With him is 1540 Expert Ms. Dana Perkins (left). The 12th ROK-UN Joint Conference on Disarmament and Non-proliferation Issues-Non Proliferation Regime in the 21st Century: Challenges and the Way Forward, organized by the Government of ROK, in cooperation with UN Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific (UNRCPD). 14-15 November 2013, Jeju, Republic of Korea. 1540 Committee Chair, Ambassador Oh Joon, and experts supporting the work of the 1540 Committee, 8 November 2013, New York. Workshop on Assessment of Implementation and the Role of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) in Achieving the Aims of Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, Kiev, Ukraine, 5-6 November 2013. Workshop on the 2005 Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and the 2005 International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism, organized by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), with the financial support of the Government of the United Kingdom, 16-18 October 2013, Nairobi, Kenya. Consultative meeting on the voluntary National Implementation Action Plan on resolution 1540(2004) of Montenegro, Vienna, Austria, 18 October 2013. Meeting the emerging challenge of illicit nuclear procurement, organized by Wilton Park Centre (UK), In association with James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (US) and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office,19-22 September, 2013, Wilton House, Sussex, England. Second round of discussions of the Croatia - Poland Peer Review initiative on the implementation of UN Security Council resolution 1540 (2004), 2-4 October 2013, Warsaw, Poland. The first round was held in Croatia from 17-19 June 2013. Picture: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland. National roundtable to discuss the implementation of resolution 1540 (2004) and Armenia's voluntary National Implementation Action Plan, organised by the Government of Armenia and the Conflict Prevention Centre of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), in cooperation with UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), Yerevan, Armenia, 24-26 September 2013. Participants in the Seminar on Effective Practices of the Implementation of resolution 1540(2004), hosted by RACVIAC - Centre for Security Cooperation, 19-20 September 2013, Rakitje, Croatia. Mr Khalil Ur Rahman Hashmi from the Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations and member of the 1540 Committee, delivers a message from the Chair of the 1540 Committee at the International Arab Banking Summit 2013, Vienna, Austria, 28 June 2013. Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins (centre), Coordinator, Threat Reduction Programs at the US Department of State, called on the group of experts on 30 August 2013 to discuss the assistance and implementation aspects of resolution 1540. Group photo of the participants in the 1540 Committee Workshop, held from 29-31 July 2013 at the Port of St. George's, during the visit of the 1540 Committee to Grenada, at the invitation of the Government of Grenada. 1540 Committee delegation visits the Port of St. George's, in the in the framework of the 1540 visit to Grenada, at the invitation of its Government, 29-31 July 2013 1540 Committee delegation visits the Grenada's Port Authority, in the in the framework of the 1540 visit to Grenada, at the invitation of its Government, 29-31 July 2013 Group picture on the occasion of the Workshop on the 2005 Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and the 2005 International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (Dakar, 5-6 June 2013). The workshop was organized by UNODC/TPB with support from the United Kingdom. Group picture on occasion of the first round of discussions of the Croatia-Poland Peer Review initiative on the implementation of UN Security Council resolution 1540 (2004), 17-19 June 2013, Zagreb, Croatia. The talks will continue later this year in Poland. Picture: Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Republic of Croatia. Presentation by the 1540 expert at Regional Workshop on National Implementation of the Biological Weapons Convention in Eastern Europe, 27- 29 May 2013, Kiev, Ukraine Ambassador Kim Sook (centre), Chair of the 1540 Committee, and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations, New York, addressing a Dialogue meeting of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe's (OSCE) Forum for Security Cooperation (FSC) in Vienna on 15 May 2013. To the left is the Chair of the FSC Dialogue meeting, Ambassador Giedrius Cekuolis Permanent Representative of the Republic of Lithuania to the OSCE. Group picture taken at the occasion of the meeting on "Preventing the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction to non-State Actors: the Implementation of Resolution 1540 (2004) in the Arab World", hosted and organized by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, held from 22-24 April 2013 in New York. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is surrounded by the Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations, H.E. Mr Al-Mouallimi, the Chair of the 1540 Committee, H.E. Mr Kim Sook, and experts supporting the 1540 Committee./Arianna Carossa
Participants photograph during the 1540 Committee visit to Trinidad and Tobago at the invitation of its Government (17-19 April 2013) The 1540 Committee Chair, Ambassador Kim Sook, visits the Port of Point Lisas in the framework of the 1540 Committee visit to Trinidad and Tobago at the invitation of its Government (17-19 April 2013) 1540 Committee expert, Mr. Enrique Ochoa delivers a presentation in the framework of the 1540 Committee visit to Trinidad and Tobago at the invitation of its Government (17-19 April 2013) Acting Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Winston Dookeran addresses opening session in the framework of the 1540 Committee visit to Trinidad and Tobago at the invitation of its Government (17-19 April 2013), 1540 Chair, Ambassador Kim Sook  (center) 1540 Chair, Ambassador Kim Sook addresses opening session in the framework of the 1540 Committee visit to Trinidad and Tobago at the invitation of its Government (17-19 April 2013), Acting Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Winston Dookeran (center) 1540LB/1540 Acting Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Winston Dookeran (right) and 1540 Chair, Ambassador Kim Sook meet in the framework of the 1540 Committee visit to Trinidad and Tobago at the invitation of its Government (17-19 April 2013) 1540 Committee member, Mr. Kim Il-hoon (Republic of Korea) (right) during the visit to the Port of Point Lisas in the framework of the 1540 Committee visit to Trinidad and Tobago at the invitation of its Government (17-19 April 2013) Working session in framework of the 1540 Committee visit to Trinidad and Tobago at the invitation of its Government (17-19 April 2013), Mr. Barton Clarke, UN interim Resident Coordinator on UN activities in Trinidad and Tobago, delivers a presentation. To his right Mr. Nicolas Kasprzyk, 1540 expert and Ambassador Dennis Francis (Trinidad and Tobago). To his left, Mr. O’Neil Hamilton, 1540 CARICOM coordinator. Group picture on the occasion of the Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Workshop held 25-28 March 2013 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. The workshop was organized by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago and the Inter-American Committee Against Terrorism (CICTE) of the Organization of American States (OAS). Presentation by the 1540 expert at the Arms Control Seminar: Verification and Transparency Challenges in Biological Arms Control and Nonproliferation, organized by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), 5-7 February 2013 in Richland, Washington, United States. A 1540 Workshop on 'Building New Synergies on Nuclear Security' was held in New Delhi, India, on 30 November-1 December 2012.  This was organized by India in cooperation with the UN Office of Disarmament Affairs.  Participants at the Workshop included representatives of all countries represented on the UN Security Council (current as well as new incoming members), UNODA, IAEA, representatives of the 1540 Committee and representatives of the chairs of the three Nuclear Security Summits. Group picture on the occasion of the Workshop on the implementation of UNSC resolution 1540 (2004) for African States held 21-22 November 2012 in Pretoria, South Africa. The workshop was hosted by the Government of South Africa in collaboration with the African Union (AU), supported by the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) and with the facilitation of the Institute for Security Studies (ISS). Group picture on the occasion of the 18-21 June 2012 visit to the Republic of the Congo, at the invitation of the Government, to discuss the implementation of resolution 1540 (2004). Opening Ceremony of the Conference of International, Regional, and Sub-Regional Industry Associations on UN Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004), 23-25 April 2012, Wiesbaden, Germany.