The year 2014 marks the tenth anniversary of the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 1540.
Since 2004, Resolution 1540 has successfully promoted the worldwide adoption of supply-side controls to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) to nonstate actors.
Through innovative “whole-of-society” partnerships between civil society, international and regional organizations, and national governments, the resolution has also opened the door to new capacity-building resources for public health, citizen security, and trade and economic growth in the developing world.
Senior international officials and civil society representatives held a conversation that celebrated the tenth anniversary of the adoption of Resolution 1540.
This event, featuring Ms. Angela Kane, UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, introduced Southern Flows: WMD Nonproliferation in the Developing World, an edited volume that synthesizes the lessons on 1540 implementation in six regions of the Global South: the Caribbean, Central America, the Andean region, the Middle East, Eastern Africa, and Southeast Asia.
View video from the event below or here.
- Opening Remarks: H.E. Mr. Albert R. Ramdin, Assistant Secretary General, Organization of American States
- Mr. Keith Porter, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Stanley Foundation
- Ms. Ellen Laipson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Stimson
Keynote: H.E. Ms. Angela Kane, United Nations High Representative for Disarmament Affairs