UN Office of Disarmament Affairs - Strengthening peace and security through disarmament

Weapons of Mass Destruction: Threats and Global Responses

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) was unanimously adopted on 28 April 2004. The resolution creates obligations for all States to adopt legislation and put in place other measures to prevent the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, and their means of delivery, and to establish appropriate domestic controls over related materials to prevent terrorists and criminal organizations from obtaining the world’s most dangerous weapons.

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the resolution, the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs, in cooperation with the UN Television, produced a documentary film "Weapons of Mass Destruction: Threats and Global Responses" to be disseminated globally on UNTV's series "21st Century" to over 90 broadcast partners worldwide.

The film was produced using extra-budgetary funds from the UNODA Trust Fund for Global and Regional Activities originating from grants of Kazakhstan, Norway, the United States of America and the European Union.