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

  Previous Requests from Member States

Summary Requests for Assistance from Member States received before 2010


(Date of Request: 28 October 2004)

Adoption of appropriate domestic legislation concerning the implementation of the European Union (EU) Code of Conduct.

Improvement of existing licensing systems on export-import of materials that might be used for manufacturing of weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

Improvement of logistics of customs and border police concerning the controlling of materials being imported to or exported by Albania or transiting through the territory of the country.


(Date of Request: 30 April 2008)

Assistance for Customs administration in the following areas:

Training in chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) detection and protection

Protection, detection and decontamination equipment


(Date of Request: 4 April 2008)

Related to physical protection measures:

Upgrade the physical protection of the Armenian nuclear power plant.

Related to border controls:

Protection, detection and decontamination equipment


(Date of Request: 21 May 2007)

Technical and practical assistance as follows:

Multi-purpose vehicles, special equipment for border surveillance and for communication as well as creation of coastal observation stations for border controls in the Caspian Sea and in terrain areas with complex topography;

Monitoring and surveillance equipment for airplanes, helicopters, ships and boats of the State Border Service.

Stationery and portable dosimeters and other related equipment for check-points of the state borders

Special detection equipment for explosives and WMD-related material for the State Customs Committee of Azerbaijan

Trainings for border and customs officers to combat illegal trafficking of WMD and their components.


(Date of Request: 28 October 2004)

Technical and financial assistance in the following areas:

Training of police, defence force, customs, immigration, and airport authority security officers in detecting and investigating offences related to the proliferation and trafficking of WMD.

Maintain effective physical protection measures as well as measures to account for, or secure nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons, their means of delivery and related materials

Legislative drafting assistance for an effective legislative and regulatory infrastructure to deal with the proliferation and trafficking in WMD.


(Date of Request: 28 March 2008)

Assistance in the following areas:

Drafting of legislation

Establishment of accounting and securing measures for chemical, biological and nuclear material in use, storage and transport

Physical protection measures

Strengthening of border, export and import controls

CBRN Training for security forces.


(Date of Request: 18 December 2007)

Installation of stationary radiation detection systems and chemical monitoring devices at border points and training.


(Date of Request: 20 October 2004)

Due to limited capacity, Belize has not yet enacted legislation to give effect to the remaining multilateral treaties relating to disarmament and non-proliferation.


(Date of Request: 3 March 2005)

Establishment of a legal or statutory framework to combat the proliferation of WMD.

Technical assistance to establish a surveillance system, including border controls.

Technical assistance in the area of airport safety, as follows :

Establishing standards for collection and dissemination of information and warnings about passengers.

Establishing minimum standards concerning the issuance of identification and travel documents; setting minimum standards and recommendations concerning the use of biometry in this procedure.

Equipment to verify the authenticity of documents at entry and exit points.

State of)

(Date of Request: 26 October 2006)

Legislative assistance

Training for staff of the armed forces, National Police, National Customs Office and domestic industry

Equipment to monitor and detect WMD

Establishment of laboratories to monitor environmental contamination and toxic waste

Offices and vehicles to monitor and detect WMD

Brunei Darussalam

(Date of Request: 26 December 2007)

Assistance required on nuclear weapon related matters:

Setting up of radiological monitoring stations;

Setting up of radiological emergency response (technical support required);

Setting up of secondary standard dosimetry system;

Work attachment programs at radiation regulatory bodies;

Work attachment programs at radioanalytical labs to develop testing and detection capabilities.


(Date of Request: 4 April 2008)

Technical assistance in particular in the area of export controls.


(Date of Request: 21 March 2005)

Assistance requested in the chemical weapons related area from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW):

Legislative assistance and assistance in setting up a national authority,

Training of Cambodian officials (incl. analyses and verification of chemicals),

Equipment for inspection stations.



(Date of Request: 10 February 2005)

Assistance in:

Improving skills transfer and training,

Equipment enabling to detect, monitor and prosecute non-State actors who possess radioactive materials or WMD.

Equipment for inspection stations.

Côte D’Ivoire

(Date of Request: 29 May 2007)

Examine the possibility to provide the Government of Cote d’Ivoire with technical assistance with a view to drafting the report to the 1540 Committee.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

(Date of Request: 30 April 2008 and 4 November 2008)

Drafting of the national report;

Awareness-raising with regard to resolution 1540 (2004), including the design and implementation of physical protection;

Capacity-building of members of the National Committee for Protection against Ionizing Radiations, personnel of the Customs and Excise Office, and officers of the border police, namely, the National Congolese Police and the General Directorate for Immigration;
Public Dissemination of the text of resolution 1540 (2004) and of laws banning the possession of WMD by non-State actors;
Drafting of legislation on prohibitions of chemical and biological weapons and their means of delivery, and regulations or controls of related materials.

(Date of Request: 11 January 2010)

Training on export controls in French language for 9 officials (2004).


(Date of Request: 7 April 2005)

Regarding domestic controls: Support needed in the form of resources, equipment and staff training for the prevention and control of WMD and their means of delivery

Advice with a view to amending regulations for the existing Act on the Manufacture, Import, Export, Sale and Possession of Weapons, Ammunition, Explosives and Related Materials with regard to the management of WMD


(Date of Request: 4 February 2008)

Drafting of legislation and development of a regulatory infrastructure;

Development of the national controlled goods regime;

Capacity-building including training for border security and related agencies;

Strengthening of institutions;

Assessment / diagnostic mission of the World Customs Organization (WCO) to identify possible future assistance needs in the area of border security.

Provision of any other appropriate resources (financial, technical or otherwise) deemed necessary for fulfilling resolution 1540 (2004) related obligations.


(Date of Request: 26 September 2005)

Material, information, training and equipment to prevent WMD proliferation and to raise awareness


(Date of Request: 27 October 2004)

Training to detect WMD material,

Equipment and technology to implement controls / improvement of detection systems.

(Date of Request: 7 May 2008)

Assistance to enhance the capacity for immediate response to incidents, accidents and malicious acts that might threaten national security (physical security of radioactive sources).

Assistance to ensure the electronic transmission of information among the entities involved in authorizing the import and export of chemical, biological and nuclear substances for peaceful purposes.


(Date of Request: 2 April 2008)

Help the Iraqi National Monitoring Directorate (INMD) in developing a national control list for dual-use items based on relevant international arrangements.


(Date of Request: 9 February 2005)

Assistance in terms of legislation or operational skills and resources (in particular on export controls).


(Date of Request: 20 July 2005 and 17 December 2007)

Technical assistance in the following areas:

Training for police and customs officers in the area of WMD, incl. identification of WMD related material

Detection equipment for police and customs officials


(Date of Request: 1 May 2006)

Any assistance to help with implementation of resolution 1540 (2004), in particular in the areas of legislative drafting and border security


(Date of Request: 20 October 2004)

Assistance in implementing the provisions of the resolution, in particular with regard to legislation for the control of exports, transits and crossborder transports and the prevention of illegal trafficking of WMD and related items


(Date of Request: 27 February 2008)

Assistance on all aspects of implementation, notably:

drafting of legislation/reports/control list (in particular with regard to biological and nuclear material)

Identification of priorities and development of implementation structures

Training / capacity building incl. with regard to border controls, investigation, enforcement, accounting, protection and industry outreach

Equipment (detection, surveillance, communication, databases) and in particular at points of entry and exit as well as for coastal surveillance.

Marshall Islands

(Date of Request: 23 November 2004)

Assistance in completing a review of its current national legislation.

Implementation of trans-shipment controls.


(Date of Request: 26 September 2005)

Legal assistance and advisory services with regard to arms trafficking

Technical assistance in the area of border and export controls

States of

(Date of Request: 27 June 2008)

Training and financial aid, in particular in export and trans-shipment controls.


(Date of Request: 14 February 2007)

Establishment of effective export and import controls over nuclear and radioactive materials by enhancing the technical capacity of border control agencies through provision of training and equipment. (Submission of a project proposal on “Strengthening the Technical Capabilities of Export and Import Controls over Nuclear and Other Radioactive Materials”)


(Date of Request: 19 February 2008)

Expert and technical assistance, as well as exchange of legislative, legal and administrative experience in the field of non-proliferation


(Date of Request: 4 April 2008)

Any kind of technical assistance, in particular:

Border control capacity building

Developing national control list


(Date of Request: 10 April 2008)

Counter Terrorism:

1. Border control: financial support to deploy unmanned aerial surveillance craft

2. Regulation

Combating money laundering: technical assistance to make the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) operational and effective


(Date of Request: 28 October 2004 and 28 October 2005)

Training for the Philippine’s first responders for chemical, biological or nuclear emergency and consequence management response organization, e.g. in the following areas:

National protection training course

Chief Instructor Training programme (CITPRO)

Live agent training

Medical Defense against Chemical Weapons

“SEF-TRAD” international course

Civil Protection course

International protection course

Border and Export control:

Training and appropriate detection equipment for RN materials

Enhancement and upgrade of container and cargo security in several seaports.

Drafting of appropriate laws governing border monitoring.

Physical protection of the Research Reactor (“PRR-1”)


(Date of Request: 16 January 2008)

Detection equipment for nuclear, radioactive and chemical materials;

Training for regulatory and enforcement officials on the use of equipment and commodity identification

Licensing software


(Date of Request: 13 April 2006)

Any kind of technical assistance


(Date of Request: 30 June 2008)

Expert and technical assistance of the Committee in improving its overall system, as well as drafting of an Action Plan to implement UNSCR 1540.


(Date of Request: 23 January 2008)

Any kind of technical assistance

Syrian Arab Republic

(Date of Request: 14 October 2004)

The competent authorities are considering the possibility of requesting assistance in line with OP 7 (not further specified in the three follow-up reports)


(Date of Request: 5 November 2004)

Development of more effective national export, transit and trans-shipments controls

Advice on identification of WMD-related materials and dual use items.

Training courses / workshops on how to effectively detect, deter, prevent and combat the transport of illicit WMD and related materials as well as trafficking and brokering.


(Date of Request: 13 March 2007)

Any kind of technical assistance


(Date of Request: 14 September 2005)

Technical and other assistance is required to carry out almost all aspects of resolution 1540 (2004) and in particular the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC).


(Date of Request: 15 November 2004 and 28 December 2007)

Training for customs agencies, border troops, national guards, and monitoring and control bodies officials.


(Date of Request: 22 February 2007)

Any kind of technical assistance, in particular:

Border control capacity building

Developing national control list


(Date of Request: 7 March 2008)

Customs-related assistance, as follows:

Database system / information technology system for compliance management, risk management and exchange of electronic data as well as to track transactions and persons

Information exchange on non-proliferation and terrorism prevention in general, and on illicit trafficking of goods in particular;

Participation in international conferences to allow the exchange of experiences with international counterparts on non-proliferation;

Detection and monitoring equipment

Training to detect, identify and control WMD and their related materials.

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