UNSCR 1540 Civil Society Forum - Opportunities for Engagement

Date: 8 - 10 January 2013
Venue: Vienna International Centre, Austria

Hosted by the the Federal Ministry for European Affairs and International Affairs of Austria, in cooperation with the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs and organized by the Steering Committee of the Forum

This webpage provides information for participants in the meeting. It also includes links and references to related documentation of the 1540 Committee. Please see below:

Meeting Documents

Agenda 

List of Participants

Press Release

Information Note

Aide Memoir

Vienna Hotel Information 

Services in the VIC and Additional Information

Forum Banner

Video Message by High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane to Participants of the Civil Society Forum in Support of Resolution 1540 (2004)

Stanley Foundation Reception Invitation 

1540 Forum Group Photo 

Abstracts and Presentations 

Day 1 (January 8th)

Opening Remarks, Ambassador Alexander Kmentt, Director, Disarmament and Arms Control Division Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs

Opening Remarks, Ms. Elena Sokova, VCDNP, on behalf of the Steering Committee

Resolutions 1540 (2004) and 1977 (2011): Objectives, Mandate, Status of Implementation, and Challenges, Dr. Dana Perkins, 1540 Committee Expert

Resolution 1540 (2004) and Civil Society, Dr. Dana Perkins

Statement by Mr. Nikita Smidovich, UN Office for Disarmament Affairs

Meeting the Objectives of UN Security Council Resolution 1540: The Role of Civil Society, Mr. Brian Finlay, Stimson

Transcript of speech delivered by Mr. Wissam Hassan Fattouh, Secretary General, Union of Arab Banks

The Role of Civil Society in Organising the Workshop on the Implementation of Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) for African States, Mr. Noel Stott, Institute for Security Studies

Civil Society-A Key to UNSCR 1540 Success, Ms. Irma Arguello, Nonproliferation for Global Security Foundation

The Role of Civil Society in Raising Awareness, Ms. Elisande Nexon, Pharm D., Research Fellow, Foundation for Strategic Research

Side Event, Ethics and Nonproliferation, Mr. Johannes Rath, University of Vienna, Austria (Abstract)

Side Event, Ethics and Nonproliferation, Mr. Rath (Presentation)

Nuclear Security Process and the Role of Civil Society, Mr. Kees Nederlof, Security Policy Department, Non-Proliferation, Disarmament, Arms Control and Export Control Policy Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands

Day 2 (January 9th)

VERTIC's CBRN-UNSCR 1540 Legislative Assistance, Mr. Scott Spence, Senior Legal Officer

Achieving Sustainable Implementation: Integrated Training, Education, and Best Practices, Dr. Igor Khripunov, Center for International Trade & Security, University of Georgia

Multilateralism, the EU, and UNSCR 1540: Reinforcing National Responsibilities, EU Institute for Security Studies Policy Brief (Supplementary document for Dr. Khripunov's presentation)

Civil Society and Implementation of UNSCR 1540, Mr. Tim Trevan, International Council for the Life Sciences

Facilitation of Nonproliferation & Demilitarization: Green Cross and Civil Society, Mr. Paul F. Walker, Ph.D., Green Cross International

Africa Peace Forum Presentation UNSCR 1540, Ambassador Ochieng Adala, Acting Executive Director of Africa Peace Forum

Enhancing the Implementation of UNSCR 1540, Ms. Masamichi Minehata, Bradford Disarmament Research Centre

Monitoring Trade in WMD Relevant Items by Using Open Source Data, Mr. Gunnar Jeremias, Research Group for Biological Arms Control

Day 3 (January 10th)

International and Regional Organizations: Partnership with Civil Society, Mr. Tim Andrews, Head of the Programme Support Group, Office of Nuclear Security, Department of Safety and Security

Opportunities for Engagement, Mr. Nico Frandi, Policy Officer, EEAS

CARICOM UNSCR 1540 Implementation Programme, Mr. O'Neil Hamilton, Regional Coordinator for the Implementation of UNSCR 1540 in the Caribbean Community

Partnerships, Ms. Maria Lorenzo Sobrado, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Closing Remarks, Dr. Dana Perkins, 1540 Committee Expert

Summary Statement, Goals of the Vienna Civil Society Forum, Ms. Elena Sokova, VCDNP

Closing Remarks, Ambassador Alexander Kmentt, Director, Disarmament and Arms Control Division Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs

Other Resources

Meeting the Objectives of UN Security Council Resolution 1540:The Role of Civil Society 

Statement by High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane

Statement by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

1540 Compass Volume 1, Issue 1

1540 Compass Volume 1, Issue 2

BioWeapons Monitor (2012)

The Stanley Foundation Report

1540 CIVIL SOCIETY FORUM STEERING COMMITTEE