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

  Assistance Programmes or Offers from International, Regional and Sub-regional Organizations, and other Arrangements

Organization Assistance programmes or offers Point of Contact
United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

UNODC and Terrorism Prevention

UNODC website

Ms. Maria Lorenzo-Sobrado
(Programme Officer and Focal Point for CBRN Terrorism, Terrorism Prevention Branch)
Tel : + 43-1-2606-5433
Email: maria.lorenzosobrado@un.org
United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT)

UNOCT is mandated by the General Assembly to strengthen the delivery of United nations counter-terrorism capacity-building assistance to Member States. Its new program on Preventing and Responding to Weapons of Mass Destruction/ Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Terrorism seeks to foster dialogue, raise awareness, encourage and promote the exchange of information and best practices in technical areas, including: the protection of CBRN materials, facilities, critical infrastructure and sensitive information; export, border and customs controls; prevention of the misuse of science and technology; incident response and crisis management; public health impact mitigation; and investigation, forensics and prosecution.

UNOCT Website

United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)

Weapons of Mass Destruction and Other Strategic Weapons Programme

Dr. John Borrie, Research Coordinator
Tel : +41 22 917 3428
Email: John.borrie@un.org
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

IAEA Technical Cooperation Programmes

Nuclear Safety and Security

IAEA website

Mr. Raja Abdul Aziz Raja Adnan
(Director, Division of Nuclear Security, Department of Nuclear Safety and Security)
Tel: +43-1-2600-22299
Email: rrajaadnan@iaea.org

Copy to:
Mr. Scott Purvis
(Section Head, Information Management Section, Division of Nuclear Security, Department of Nuclear Safety and Security)
Tel: +43-1-2600-21807
Email: s.purvis@iaea.org

Copy to:
Ms. Tracy C. Brown
(Liaison/Public Information Officer & Deputy Director, International Atomic Energy Agency Liaison Office New York)
Tel : 212-963-6011
Email : brown@un.org, iaeany@un.org
Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)

OPCW capacity-building programs

OPCW website

Ms. Veronika Stromšíková
(Director of the Office of Strategy and Policy)
Tel: +31-70-416-3241
Email: veronika.stromsikova@opcw.org

Mr. Szymon Bocheński
(Senior Policy Officer, Office of Strategy and Policy)
Tel: +31-70-416-3246
Email: szymon.bochenski@opcw.org
Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) Implementation Support Unit

BWC Website

Mr. Daniel Feakes
(Chief of the BWC Implementation Support Unit, United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs - Geneva Branch)
Tel: +41 (0)-22-917-2230
Fax: +41-(0)-22-917-0483
Email: dfeakes@unog.ch, bwc@unog.ch
International Maritime Organization (IMO)

IMO's global Enhancement of Maritime Security programme supports countries in enhancing security measures to protect ships and ports from threats posed by terrorism; piracy and armed robbery; smuggling of arms, drugs, and illicit goods; and other illicit activities.

IMO Global Maritime Security Integrated Technical Cooperation Programme

IMO website

Deputy Director, Maritime Security and Facilitation, International Maritime Organization
4 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7SR, U.K.
Email: marsec@imo.org
World Health Organization (WHO) WHO website
World Customs Organization (WCO) WCO website Mr. James McColm
(Technical Officer, Programme Manager – Security/I2C, Compliance and Enforcement)
Tel: +32-2209-9640
Fax: +32-2209-9493
Email: james.mccolm@wcoomd.org
European Union (EU)
  • Technical Assistance, Legal Assistance, and Training: Border Management Program for Central Asia (BOMCA)
  • TACIS Programme CW Facilities Decontamination and Environmental Monitoring
  • TACIS Programme Fissile Material Safeguards
  • TACIS Programme Export Controls and Border Security
  • TACIS Programme Employment of Former Weapons Scientists
  • EU Joint Action in Russia Fissile Material Disposition
  • EU Joint Action in Russia Chemical Weapons Destruction
  • EU Joint Action in Russia Physical Protection of Nuclear Installations
  • CARDS Programme: Customs modernization projects in the Balkans
  • PHARE Programme: Legal assistance nonproliferation, export and border controls for prospective EU member state
Political Section of the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations
Tel: 212-401-0137 / 212-292-8610
Email: delegation-new-york-political@eeas.europa.eu
World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) is the international organisation responsible for animal health and veterinary public health, the OIE plays a key role in setting international standards to reduce risks from animal pathogens and in building capacity to meet these standards to detect and respond to animal disease events whatever the source.

The OIE’s assistance targets the veterinary services of its Member Countries to better comply with OIE’s international standards for veterinary services through its capacity building platform, known as the Performance of Veterinary Services (PVS) Pathway. Stronger, well-governed veterinary services are better suited to detect and respond to disease outbreaks whatever their origin, whether they are naturally occurring, deliberate or accidental.

The PVS Pathway has a number of phased components to it including orientation, evaluation and planning stages, as well as a targeted support phase which includes joint OIE-WHO workshops to bridge veterinary services and public health services in the context of health security, PVS Sustainable Laboratory missions, and the Veterinary Legislation Support Programme.

A recent 2019 update to the OIE PVS Tool includes a greater focus on Veterinary Services contribution to bio-threat reduction, with references to the OIE Biological Threat Reduction Strategy 2015, Veterinary Services liaison with defence and intelligence agencies, and stronger coverage of issues such as laboratory biosafety and biosecurity.

Further information on the PVS Pathway, including all its stages.

Further assistance for capacity building for OIE Member Countries includes the Laboratory Twinning Programme. This initiative allows for candidate institutes to build capacity and expertise in a disease, skill, or subject matter related to the mandate of the OIE, through a time-bound partnership with either an OIE Reference Laboratory or an OIE Collaborating Center.

OIE website

Dr. Christine Uhlenhaut, Chargee de Mission, Programmes Department
Tel: + 33 1 44 15 19 59
Fax: + 33 1 42 67 09 87
Email: c.uhlenhaut@oie.int

Tianna Brand, Head, Programmes Department
Tel: +33-1 44 15 19 67
Fax: +33-1 42 67 09 87
Email: t.brand@oie.int
Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)
  • The IPU is as a provider of technical assistance to many parliaments on issues of national and international importance. This assistance is targeted at countries emerging from conflict or transitioning to democracy and is meant to build the capacity of the parliaments concerned to legislate, oversee implementation of international commitments and allocate the requisite resources.
  • In the framework of resolution 1540 (2004), the IPU assistance offers could be designed to achieve the following broad objectives:
    • Raising awareness of resolution 1540 amongst parliamentarians;
    • Facilitating exchange of best legislative and regulatory practices;
    • Providing technical assistance to strengthen the legislative and oversight capacities of parliaments

IPU website

Hon. Paddy Torsney
(Permanent Observer to the United Nations)
Tel: 212-557-5880
Email: pt@ipu.org
International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)
  • INTERPOL has a key role to play in assisting the international law enforcement community to counter the threat of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
  • The INTERPOL Chemical Biological Nuclear Explosive (CBRNE) Programme is dedicated to counter the CBRNE terrorist threat through the provision of intelligence and threat analysis, together with awareness training and capacity building programme offered to the 190 member countries of INTERPOL. Additionally it provides access to specialized expertise in this particular field of law enforcement.

INTERPOL website

Mr. Emmanuel Roux
(Special Representative of the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) to the United Nations)
Email: e.roux@interpol.int

Copy to:
Mr. Daniel Golston
(CBRNE and Vulnerable Targets
Sub-Directorate, INTERPOL
General Secretariat)
Tel: +33-(0)-4-72-44-76-23
Email: d.golston@interpol.int

Mr. Marcio Derenne
(Specialized Officer, International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) to the United Nations)
Email: m.derenne@interpol.int
Zangger Committee

Zangger Committee offers guidance to all parties to the Non-Proliferation Treaty in the field of nuclear export

Zangger Committee Understandings (INFCIRC/209/Rev.4)

Zangger Committee website

Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) At the NSG, requests for technical assistance from governments lacking legal and regulatory infrastructure, implementation experience and/or resources for fulfilling their respective obligations under the UNSCR 1540 (2004), are circulated to the NSG participating Governments, for individual consideration, with respect to how the NSG Guidelines are implemented.
* Text contained in a letter of 8 April 2019 from the Chairman of the Zangger Committee to the Chairman of the 1540 Committee.

NSG website

NSG Point of Contact Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Vienna Andromeda Tower, Donau-City-Strasse 6, 1220, Vienna, Austria

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