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

  Experience Shared, Lessons Learned and Effective Practices

The Security Council ...

Urges the 1540 Committee to continue to engage actively with States and relevant international, regional and subregional organizations to promote the sharing of experience, lessons learned and effective practices, in the areas covered by resolution 1540 (2004), drawing in particular on information provided by States as well as examples of successful assistance, and to liaise on the availability of programmes which might facilitate the implementation of resolution 1540 (2004), while bearing in mind that customized assistance is useful for the effective implementation of resolution 1540 (2004) at national levels.

Encourages also relevant international, regional and sub-regional organizations, to highlight the obligations of resolution 1540 (2004) in their model legislation and/or guidelines, where appropriate, pertaining to instruments under their mandate relevant to the resolution.

Operative Paragraph 10, Security Council Resolution 1977 (2011) and operative Paragraph 25, Security Council Resolution 2325 (2016)


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1540 Committee Documents

1540 Committee Chair letter dated 6 November 2013 to Member States on effective practices (S/AC.44/2013/OC.85)

1540 Committee Chair letter dated 6 November 2013 to International, Regional Sub-Regional Organizations on effective practices (S/AC.44/2013/OC.86)

Experience shared and related projects for the implementation of Security Council resolution 1540 (2004) (Annex XVI of 2011 Committee Report S/2011/579)

Experience shared for the implementation of Security Council resolution 1540 (2004) (Annex XVII of 2008 Committee Report S/2008/493)


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Submissions by Member States

Australia and Germany (6 May 2014)

Colombia (3 March 2014)

Germany (10 June 2016)

Iraq (4 February 2014)

United Arab Emirates (11 March 2014)

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (28 April 2015)

United States (29 September 2014)


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Reports of Peer Reviews Submitted by Member States

Colombia and Chile Peer Review Report (26 February 2018)

Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan Peer Review Report (25 January 2018)

Croatia and Poland Peer Review Report (25 June 2014)


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Submissions by International, Regional, Subregional Organizations

Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) (12 March 2014)

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) (3 April 2014)

League of Arab States (LAS) (24 December 2013)

Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) (27 August 2014)


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