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

Start Date: Jun 29 2017
End Date: Jun 30 2017
Location: Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
Meeting Hosted By: Government of Turkmenistan
Meeting Supported By: UNODA, OSCE

Kathmandu, 29 June 2017 (UNRCPD) — The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the Government of Turkmenistan, 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 Turkmenistan on the implementation of United Nations Security Council resolution 1540 (2004). The meeting took place from 29 to 30 June 2017 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.

Representatives of ministries and state agencies of Turkmenistan responsible for implementing resolution 1540 met to share experiences and discuss progress in their work. The meeting focused on Turkmenistan’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 Turkmenistan, the 1540 Committee’s Group of Experts, UNRCPD and the OSCE discussed Turkmenistan’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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