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

  2009 Comprehensive Review

In its Resolution 1810 (2008), the Security Council requested the 1540 Committee to consider a comprehensive review of the status of implementation of Resolution 1540 (2004).

The scope and modalities of the comprehensive review are detailed in the document S/2009/170 of the Security Council, referred to as the “modalities paper”.

The “modalities paper” indicates that the review should be a process to:

(a) Assess the evolution of risks and threats;
(b) Address specific critical issues that have not yet been resolved;
(c) Identify possible new approaches for the implementation of the resolution.

As part of the comprehensive review, the 1540 Committee decided to hold an open meeting to be conducted with broad participation from 30 September to 2 October 2009 at UN Headquarters. Member States, international, regional and sub-regional organizations and other entities have been invited to participate in the comprehensive review process and in the open meeting. Member States have been encouraged to share their views on elements identified in document S/2009/170.

At the request of the 1540 Committee, and as announced in the “modalities paper”, the group of experts has prepared substantive background papers.

Final document on the 2009 comprehensive review of the status of implementation of Security Council resolution 1540 (2004): key findings and recommendations.

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