UN High Rep Angela Kane Speaks on 1540 at OAS

Press release from OAS.

Contributions of the United Nations in Implementing Resolution 1540.

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

View video from the event below or here.

OAS Hosts Debate on UN Resolution 1540 on Nuclear Proliferation – July 11, 2014 from OAS/OEA TV on Vimeo.



  • 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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