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5 - 6 June 2014
Workshop for the implementation of Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) for Portuguese-speaking UN Member States, organized by the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) and its Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa (UNREC) (Lomé, Togo).
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10-11 April 2014
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 (Pretoria, South Africa)
Introduction to Resolution 1540 (2004)PDF
Introduction to Resolution 1540 (2004)PDF
Resolution 1540 (2004) and AssistancePDF
13-14 March 2014
Workshop on Non-Proliferation and Export Compliance in the Composites, organized by the China Arms Control and Disarmament Association (CACDA), in cooperation with the King’s College London Centre for Science and Security Studies (CSSS) (Tianjin, China).
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10 March 2014
Workshop on Non-Proliferation and Export Compliance, organized by the China Arms Control and Disarmament Association (CACDA), in cooperation with the King's College London Centre for Science and Security Studies (CSSS) and China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) (Beijing China).
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26-28 February 2014
The 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 (Tokyo, Japan).
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25-27 February 2014
G8 Global Partnership Working Group (GPWG) meeting, organized by the Russian Federation under its presidency of the G8 and the GPWG (St. Petersburg, Russian Federation).
The Implementation Challenge G-8 Global Partnership Working Group
Assistance For Capacity Building Through Resolution 1540 (2004)
15-16 December 2013
Conference on the Financing of Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), jointly hosted by the Governments of Qatar and the United States within the framework of the Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program (Doha, Qatar).
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12 December 2013
Side event on “Monitoring compliance relevant data - Launch of the Hamburg Research Group's trade monitoring website”, organized by the University of Hamburg and Research Group for Biological Arms Control (Germany) (Geneva, Switzerland).
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10-11 December 2013
Workshop on the Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004), organized by the African Union with the support of the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia).
Obligations of resolution 1540 (2004)

Overview of the implementation of resolution 1540 (2004) in Africa and the role of 1540 Points of contact

Assistance and Developing a voluntary National Implementation Action Plan

Assistance role of International Organizations in implementing resolution 1540 (2004)
9 December 2013
Side event on “Developments in science and Technology”, organized by the University of Bath, Biochemical Security 2030 Project (UK) (Geneva, Switzerland).
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9-13 December 2013
Biological Weapons Convention Meeting of States Parties, organized by the BWC States Parties and the Implementation Support Unit (Geneva, Switzerland).
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21-22 November 2013
International conference STRATEGIES XXI on "The Complex and Dynamic Nature of the Security Environment", organized by the Carol I National Defence University, Romania (Bucharest, Romania).
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20-21 November 2013
Workshop on Countering the Illicit Trafficking of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Materials, co-hosted by the Governments of the Philippines and Canada with the support of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) ( Manila, Philippines).
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14-15 November 2013
International Workshop on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Education and Capacity Development, organized by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP) with the support of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom and the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs of Austria (Vienna, Austria).
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13-14 November 2013
Regional Workshop on National Implementation of the Biological Weapons Convention in Central America and the Caribbean, hosted by the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) through the European Union funded Action in Support of the BWC (BWC Action) and the Government of Mexico (Mexico City, Mexico).

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 and the Biological Weapons Convention: Perspectives on Central America and the Caribbean. Presentation

Biological Risk Management and United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540: Implementation and Technical Assistance in Central America and the Caribbean. Presentation

22 - 25 October 2013
G8 Global Partnership Working Group (GPWG) meeting, organized by the United Kingdom under its presidency of the G8 and the GPWG (London, United Kingdom).
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18 October 2013
Biological risk management and the UN Security Council resolution 1540, organized by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Center for Science, Technology and Security Policy (CSTSP) (US) (Washington DC, United States).
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16-18 October 2013
National Action Plan on the implementation of UNSC resolution 1540 (2004) drafting session with the representatives from the Government of Montenegro, organized by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and in cooperation with the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) (Vienna, Austria).
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14-16 October 2013
National Action Plan on the implementation of UNSC resolution 1540 (2004) drafting session with the representatives from the Government of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, organized by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and in cooperation with the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) (Vienna, Austria).
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14-16 October 2013
International Workshop on Science Needs for Microbial Forensics: Developing an Initial International Roadmap, organized by the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, US National Academy of Sciences, UK Royal Society, and the International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS) (Zagreb, Croatia).
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14-15 October 2013
"Biology, Chemistry, and Biosecurity: Implications of Convergence for Biosecurity and Recent Advances in the Education of Life Scientists", organized by the Wellcome Trust, Universities of Bath, Bradford and Exeter in the UK and Australian National University (Bradford, United Kingdom).
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30 September - 1 October 2013
International meeting on Biochemical security 2030 - towards improved science-based multilevel governance, organized by the University of Bath, UK (Bath, United Kingdom)
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24-26 September 2013
Armenian national roundtable to discuss the implementation of resolution 1540 (2004) and Armenia's National Implementation Action Plan, organized by the Government of Armenia and the Conflict Prevention Center of the Organization for the Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in cooperation with UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) (Yerevan, Armenia).
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3-4 September 2013
Regional Workshop on National Implementation of the Biological Weapons Convention in South and South-East Asia, organized by the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), through the European Union funded Action in Support of the BWC (BWC Action) and hosted by the Government of Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia).
United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 and the Biological Weapons Convention: Perspectives from South and South-East Asia

Biological Risk Management and the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540: Implementation and Technical Assistance in South and South-East Asia
13 August 2013
Side event entitled "Recent Advances in Biosecurity Education" at the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) Meeting of Experts, organized by the Wellcome Trust Dual-Use Bioethics Group at the University of Bradford, UK together with the US National Academy of Sciences (Geneva, Switzerland).
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12-16 August 2013
Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) Meeting of Experts, organized by the BWC Implementation Support Unit (Geneva, Switzerland).
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29-31 July 2013
Visit to Grenada, at its invitation, to discuss the implementation of resolution 1540 (2004) (St. George's, Grenada).

Resolution 1540 (2004) as a tool to combat proliferation of weapons of mass destruction to non-State actors.
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Assistance and capacity-building.
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Voluntary National Implementation Action Plan.
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13-14 June 2013
G8 Global Partnership Working Group (GPWG) meeting, organized by the United Kingdom under its presidency of the G8 and the GPWG (London, United Kingdom).
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5-6 June 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 (Dakar, Senegal).
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4 June 2013
Meeting of Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Working Group on Counter-Terrorism, organized by the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Secretariat and in coordination with the Government of New Zealand (Suva, Fiji).
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27- 29 May 2013
Regional Workshop on National Implementation of the Biological Weapons Convention in Eastern Europe, organized by the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) - Geneva, through the European Union funded Action in Support of the BWC (BWC Action), and the Government of Ukraine, through the Ukrainian Biochemical Society (Kiev, Ukraine).

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 and the Biological Weapons Convention: Synergy and Convergence.
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Biological Risk Management and the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540: Ways and Means for Implementation and Technical Assistance.
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9–10 May 2013
Regional Workshop on the Implementation of UNSC Resolution 1540 (2004), organized by the Republic of Serbia with support of the Conflict Prevention Centre of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), and the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) (Belgrade, Serbia).

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) -Update on National Implementation. Presentation

The Clearinghouse Function of the 1540 Committee Presentation

22-25 April 2013
Building a Sustainable Biorisk Culture in the Asia-Pacific Region, organized by the Asia Pacific Biosafety Association (A-PBA) and the Malaysian Biosafety and Biosecurity Association (MBBA) (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia).
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17-18 April 2013
Round-table on WMD and Dual-use Expertise/Knowledge Redirection and Prevention, organized by the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) and the Science and Technology Center in Ukraine (STCU) (Kyiv, Ukraine).
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11-12 April 2013
Side events on Preventing the Re-emergence of Chemical Weapons and Open Forum on the margins of the Third Review Conference of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), organized by the Chemical Weapons Convention Coalition (the Hague, Netherlands).
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28-29 March 2013
The 16th Security and Strategic Trade Management Academy, organized by the Center for International Trade and Security at the University of Georgia (CITS/UGA) (Athens, Georgia, United States).
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25-28 March 2013
Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Workshop, organized by the Inter-American Committee Against Terrorism (CICTE) of the Organization of American States (OAS) with the participation and support of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago (Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago).
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14 March 2013
The 9th Asian Senior-Level Talks on Non-Proliferation (ASTOP IX), organized by the Government of Japan (Tokyo, Japan).
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11 March 2013
NATO Regional Cooperation Course, organized by the NATO Defense College (Rome, Italy).
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7-8 March 2013
Meeting on Applications for and Security Aspects of Synthetic Biology, organized by the International Council of Life Sciences (ICLS), BGI, and the International Association for Synthetic Biology (IASB) and sponsored by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the US Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (Hongkong, China).
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26 - 28 February 2013
The 20th Asian Export Control Seminar, hosted by the Center for Information on Security Trade Control (CISTEC) under the auspices of the Government of Japan (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) (Tokyo, Japan).
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5-7 February 2013
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) (Richland, Washington, United States).
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15-17 January 2013
Workshop on the Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) organized by the Conflict Prevention Center (CPC) of the Organization for the Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Secretariat, and the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) in cooperation with the Government of Belarus (Minsk, Belarus).
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17 January 2013
Meeting of the Committee on Hemispheric Security (CHS) of the Organization of American States (OAS) (Washington DC, United States).
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8 - 10 January 2013
21-22 November 2012
Workshop on the implementation of UNSC resolution 1540 (2004) for African States, hosted by the Government of South Africa in collaboration with the African Union (AU), supported by the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) and with the facilitation of the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) (Pretoria, South Africa).

National Implementation and reporting

National Action Plans and Country Visits as Tools for Assistance and Capacity - Building
27-29 September 2011
Workshop on Implementing Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) for Central Asian States, organized by the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) in cooperation with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) (Astana, Kazakhstan).

Resolution 1540: status of implementation and challenges

Резолюция 1540: статус выполнения и вызовы PDF document in Russian

Resolution 1540: National action plans and assistance template
27 June - 1 July 2011
The Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) Conference Week for East Asia and the Pacific, co-hosted by the Governments of the Philippines, Australia and the United States of America, and the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs, Geneva Branch, with the support of the European Union Joint Action on the BWC (Makati City, Philippines).

Complementarity of Implementing the Biological Weapons Convention and UN Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004)

Capacity-building and cooperation The clearinghouse function of the 1540 Committee