The United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific (UNRCPD), in cooperation with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the Government of Mongolia, organized a national round-table meeting to review the progress of the national implementation of United Nations Security Council resolution 1540 (2004) and discuss the development of a voluntary National Implementation Action Plan (NIAP). The meeting took place from 8 to 10 May 2017 in Ulaanbaatar and was organized in the framework of the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs-OSCE joint project on facilitating the regional implementation of United Nations Security Council resolution 1540 (2004).
The meeting brought together representatives of fifteen relevant ministries and state agencies of Mongolia, the 1540 Committee Group of Experts, the OSCE and UNRCPD. The participants discussed current national measures to ensure the effective implementation of the resolution, including at the level of policy formulation, development of legislation, and enforcement procedures undertaken by Mongolia. The participants considered possible further measures and approaches to enhance national implementation, including through the development of an NIAP. In this regard, special attention was paid to the possibility of establishing an interagency coordination mechanism to ensure a coherent approach and sustainability of the progress achieved.
Mongolia’s efforts to develop an NIAP constitute an important contribution to enhancing the implementation of resolution 1540 in the Asia-Pacific and OSCE regions.