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UN High Rep Angela Kane On 1540 At OAS

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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.

Press release from OAS

Contributions of the United Nations in Implementing Resolution 1540

Remarks by Ambassador Albert Ramdin, Assistant Secretary General

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 

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