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

  Requests for Assistance

Belize

(Date of Request: 1 August 2017)

Assistance with regard to acquisition of four surveillance aircraft, and the construction of a seaplane base, to help in the implementation of effective border controls.

Mrs. Nicole Haylock-Rodriquez
(Deputy Coordination, National Security Council Secretariat, Ministry of Home Affairs)
Email: nicole.haylock@nsc.gov.bz

Sr. Superintendent Bartholomew Jones
(Legal Adviser, Belize Police Department, Ministry of Home Affairs)
Email: legaladviser@police.net.bz

Senior Military Liaison Officer
(Ministry of Defence)
Email: smlo@mns.bdf.mil.bz

Chile

(Date of Request: 28 January 2019)

Assistance in the area of biosecurity, biosafety, physical protection, export and import control, transport security, laboratory measures, traceability and accountability, in particular drafting implementing regulations and guidelines for the Law to Implement the Conventions of Chemical and Biological Weapons.

Juan Pablo Rosso
jrosso@minrel.gob.cl

Felipe Rodriguez
Frodriguezc@minrel.gob.cl

Grenada

(Date of Request: 21 October 2013)

Legislative assistance for the development of a regulatory mechanism for the compliance and implementation of resolution 1540 (2004).
Strengthening the Institutional and Regulatory framework for the management of Chemicals, Pesticides and Fertilisers.
Disposal of obsolete pesticides and chemicals.
Enhancing capacity for testing chemical, biological and radiological substances.
Training to adequately detect and respond to chemical, biological and radiological events.
Technologies to detect explosive, weapons and illegal items in baggage or on passengers.
Enhancing capabilities to identify respond and adequately resolve CBRN incidents.

Mr. Robert Branch
(Senior Legal Counsel,
Attorney General’s Chambers)
Email: robertbranch@legal.gov.gd

Guinea-Bissau

(Date of Request: 27 August 2018)

Technical and financial assistance in the areas of development and implementation of national voluntary action plan
construction and training of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons detention teams and in obtaining respective equipment; conducting workshops and seminars.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Communities

Iraq

(Date of Request: 2 May 2018)

Support/assistance in the area of bio-safety and bio-security:

  • To strengthen national capabilities in the safe and secure handing of biological agents;
  • To promote bio-security and bio-risk laboratory management practices;
  • To enhance national capabilities to detect, diagnose, surveillance, manage outbreaks of infectious diseases;
  • To Strengthen national capabilities in maintenance and certification of biological equipment;
  • To Strengthen national capabilities in biological waste management.

Support/assistance in the area of chemical risk management:

  • To strengthen national capabilities in the safe and secure handing of chemical agents;
  • To promote chemical laboratory management practices;
  • To Strengthen national capabilities in chemical hazardous waste management;
  • To develop procedures to improve secure information management systems and data exchange mechanism for chemical materials under regulatory control.

Support/assistance in the area of border control:

  • To develop dedicated procedures and guidelines to deter illegal trans-boundary shipments of dual-use materials;
  • Training in dual use export control, to enhance the capacity of customs control officers, law enforcement, border management and transportation and border security agencies;
  • Technical support /technology to assist in the detection of potential WMD relevant dual use items;
  • To enhance container and cargo security at the border entry points.

Support/assistance in CBRN materials:

  • Training for CBRN Team (under the auspices of the Civil Defense Directorate) to enhance capabilities in case of CBRN or WMD incidents (first response);
  • Enhancing on site BC agent detection, sampling, sample handling and analysis capabilities;
  • Capacity building in hospitals to respond to CB incidents.

Assistance to enhance national capabilities in WMD forensics.


Iraq National Monitoring Authority (INMA)
Tel: +964-1778-7530
Fax: +964-1778-1970
Email: inmdg@inmd.org

Kenya

(Date of request: 3 March 2017)

Assistance with regard to surveillance aircraft, to help in the implementation of effective border controls.

Ambassador Anthony Andanje (Director, United Nations and Multilateral Affairs Directorate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
Tel: +254-20-3318888 Fax: + 254-20-341935
Email: tandanje@gmail.com

Mr. George Kwanya (Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Kenya to the United Nations)
Tel: 212-421-4740/1/2 Fax: 212-486-1985
Email: gkwanya@kenyaun.org

Lesotho

(Date of Request: 21 March 2016)

Assistance to draft anti-terrorism legislation to include 1540 aspects.

Training of law enforcement officers and/or prosecutors dealing with terrorism and terrorism financing crimes.

Development of a voluntary National Implementation Action Plan.

Ms. Thato Mokitimi
(Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Relations)
Tel: +266-22311150
Email: tmokitimi@yahoo.com

Mr. Mafiroane Motanyane
(Permanent Mission of Lesotho to the United Nations)
Tel: 212-661-1690
Email: emotanyane@yahoo.co.uk

Madagascar

(Date of Request: 3 October 2019)

Request for technical and financial assistance to support the Ministry’s efforts to carry out the following activities.

  • An assessment of existing laws governing nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and their means of delivery
  • Drafting of the communication plan
  • Drafting of the education and training plan
  • An assessment of assistance needs in the context of international partnerships.
Brigadier General Hery Emma René Randriamiaramanana
(Director, Moramanga Military Plant)
Tel.: +261-3203-00895
Email: emma_randriamiaramanana@yahoo.fr

Malawi

(Date of Request: 12 April 2019)

Assistance for training on obligations for relevant national stakeholders; training for frontline officials in safety and security; procurement of equipment for monitoring and detection of biological, chemical and nuclear materials; construction of a storage facility for disused and orphan sources for proper management and security.

Assistance also required in outreach programmes to the public, including Parliamentarians.

Primary point of contact for assistance request:
Mr. Francis Mponda
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
Phone: +265 1 789 088/ +265 995 070 183
E-mail: fmchypo@gmail.com

Mexico

(Date of Request: 10 May 2019)

Assistance in Legislative harmonization: Train Mexican officials on best practices concerning the development and content of strategic trade laws and related laws, including in relation to administrative and criminal penalties.

Assistance in Export controls: Enhance national capacities through the presentation of best practices for every stage of the export control process for conventional weapons and their related parts and components, and dual-use goods, including software and technologies: risk analysis, identification of goods, catch-all clause, permits, enforcement of the law, prosecution and the application of penalties.

Assistance in Prevention and detection of illicit trafficking through customs and across borders: Bolster national capacities related to the prevention, detection and combating of illicit trafficking in dual-use goods and technologies through the sharing of practices and methodologies with international experts and others involved in implementing the resolution.

Assistance in Biosafety and biosecurity: Enhance the awareness and capacities of Mexican officials with regard to the implementation of biosafety and biosecurity measures at laboratories, research establishments and related facilities, as a measure to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

Primary Point of Contact for Assistance Request
Dr. Eduardo Jaramillo, Director General for the United Nations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Phone: + 52 55 3686 – 5775 / 5777
E-mail Address: dgonunidas@sre.gob.mx

Mongolia

(Date of Request: 6 May 2020)

Technical assistance on drafting the list of dual-use items and monitoring.

Contact point:
National Counter Terrorism Council (NCTC)
Tel: +976-92263493
Fax: +976-92263656
E-mail: office@nctc.gov.mn

Tajikistan

(Date of Request: 7 September 2017)

Assistance in reporting to the 1540 Committee on 1540 related legal and regulatory updates to existing laws and measures as set down in Tajikistan’s 1540 NAP part 3.

Assistance in drafting and implementing legislation with regards to preventing non- State actors from acquiring WMD/means of delivery or any other activity in accordance with resolution 1540 (2004) op 4, and as set down in Tajikistan’s 1540 NAP part 1 and 2.

Assistance in drafting and implementing legislation with regards to prohibitions as required in resolution 1540 (2004) op 2, and as set down in Tajikistan’s 1540 NAP part 1 and 2.

Assistance in developing and implementing measures to account for and secure related materials to prevent the proliferation of WMD/means of delivery in accordance with resolution 1540 (2004) op 3 (a), and as set down in Tajikistan’s 1540 NAP part 5, 6 and 7. Assistance could include equipment or training related to these measures.

Assistance in developing and implementing physical protection measures in accordance with resolution 1540 (2004) op. 3 (b), and as set down in Tajikistan’s 1540 NAP part 4. Assistance could include equipment or training related to these measures.

Assistance in developing and implementing measures to improve border controls in accordance with resolution 1540 (2004) op. 3 (c), including related training of personnel and as set down in Tajikistan’s 1540 NAP parts 8, 9,10,11 and 12. Assistance could include equipment related to this task.

Assistance in establishing and maintaining effective national export and trans-shipment controls over WMD/means of delivery/related materials including the drafting /improvement of relevant legislation in accordance with resolution 1540 (2004) op. 3(d), and as set down in Tajikistan’s 1540 NAP parts 1 and 2. Assistance could include equipment related to this task.

Assistance in establishing and maintaining controls over provision of funds and services related to such exports and transshipments that would contribute to proliferation including the drafting /improvement of relevant legislation as required by resolution 1540 (2004) op. 3(d) in this regard and as set down in Tajikistan’s 1540 NAP parts 1 and 2.

Assistance in drafting, updating and implementing lists of export controlled items as set down in Tajikistan’s 1540 NAP parts 1 and 2.

Assistance in developing appropriate ways to work with and inform industry and the public about their obligations under national laws, as set down in Tajikistan’s 1540 NAP parts 3.

Assistance with regards to part 13 of Tajikistan’s 1540 NAP.

Togo

(Date of Request: 12 April 2019)

Technical and financial assistance to organize regional (Togo, Benin, Ghana and Burkina Faso) training course of customs officers in the field of border control, and brokerage controls

Primary point of contact for assistance request:

Mr. Kaburou SOUMANI
Diplomat, Research Officer, National focal point of resolution 1540 (2004)
Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres
Phone: +228 90 03 22 96/ +228 93 63 56 63
E-mail: soumanika@gmail.com / soumanika2010@yahoo.fr

Secondary point of contact for assistance request
Col. Essodina DJATO
Head of the Department of Defence and Security
Phone: +228 90 33 85 52
E-mail: essodinadjato@gmail.com

Zambia

(Date of Request: 21 May 2020)

1. Advice and support to Zambia to strengthen its nuclear security regime;
2. Development of a National Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) response plan;
3. Capacity building among customs officials in dual use Items export control and other front line officials at the borders in border management and security;
4. Training especially the type offered by INTERPOL, among Law Enforcement Officers and Fire Brigade Personnel in detection, response to and investigating incidents on the malicious use of CBRNE materials with a view to safeguard the civilian population;
5. Capacity building with regard to biosafety and bio-security particularly in biological waste management, detection and managing outbreaks of infectious diseases.

Ms. Beatrice L. Mutandi
(Counsellor (Political), Permanent Mission of the Zambia to the United Nations)
Tel: 347-493-0743
Fax: 212-888-5277
E-mail: mutandib@yahoo.com

Ms. Violet Sita Mwalilanda
(Ministry of Home Affairs)
Tel: +260-977-800-050
E-mail: violetsita@yahoo.com
vmsita@gmail.com

Mr. Humphrey Kaloza
(Ministry of Home Affairs)
Tel: +260-979-451-061
E-mail: humphreykaloza@gmail.com

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