UNODA-OSCE Project “Support of Regional Implementation of UNSCR 1540”: National Roundtable in Tajikistan

Start Date: Jun 26 2017
End Date: Jun 27 2017
Location: Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Meeting Hosted By: Government of Tajikistan
Meeting Supported By: UNODA, OSCE

Kathmandu, 26 June 2017 (UNRCPD) — The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the Government of Tajikistan, with the assistance of the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific (UNRCPD), jointly organized a national roundtable meeting to develop the National Action Plan (NAP) of Tajikistan on the implementation of United Nations Security Council resolution 1540 (2004). The meeting took place from 26 to 27 June 2017 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

Representatives of ministries and state agencies of Tajikistan responsible for implementing resolution 1540 met to share experiences and discuss progress in their work. The meeting focused on Tajikistan’s efforts to implement United Nations Security Council resolution 1540 (2004) to prevent the proliferation of nuclear, chemical, radiological or biological weapons and their means of delivery to non-State actors.

Representatives from the Government of Tajikistan, the 1540 Committee’s Group of Experts, UNRCPD and the OSCE discussed Tajikistan’s national implementation status as well as areas of possible assistance. Special attention was paid to the role of relevant national stakeholders in ensuring sustainability of the progress achieved so far, as well as the need for new national measures to adopt this important document.

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