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

Start Date: Dec 19 2016
End Date: Dec 21 2016
Location: Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Meeting Hosted By: Government of Uzbekistan
Meeting Supported By: UNODA, OSCE

Bangkok, 19 December 2016 (UNRCPD) — The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the Government of Uzbekistan, 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 Uzbekistan on the implementation of United Nations Security Council resolution 1540 (2004). The meeting took place from 19 to 21 December 2016 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

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