South-East Asian Workshop on Global Challenges to Successful Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004), and Regional Efforts to Address Them

Start Date: Sep 27 2017
End Date: Sep 28 2017
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Meeting Hosted By: UNRCPD
Meeting Supported By: The Governments of Australia, Austria and Thailand

Press Release

On 27 and 28 September 2017, the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific (UNRCPD) organized a sub-regional workshop to strengthen the implementation of United Nations Security Council resolution (UNSCR) 1540 (2004). The event included addressing the current challenges to successful implementation of the resolution; biological safety and security issues including tangible and intangible technology transfers, as well as elaborating National Action Plans and establishing national Points of Contact for UNSCR 1540. Participants from ASEAN States and Timor-Leste met to discuss with experts from various UN Agencies including UNODA and the 1540 Committee’s Group of Experts as well as the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Government experts representing South-East Asian Member States expanded their knowledge and understanding of UNSCR 1540, including synergies between the resolution and international non-proliferation regimes and with focus on biosafety and security issues.

The event was co-hosted by UNRCPD and the Government of Thailand, and took place in the premises of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in Bangkok. This event was made possible by the financial contributions from the Governments of Australia and Austria.

For further information, please contact Mr. Yuriy Kryvonos, Director UNRCPD: