Assistance Support Initiative

Explore Assistance for UNSCR 1540 Implementation
Keeping the most dangerous weapons out of the worst hands by facilitating assistance partnerships
Project Info

When the UN mandated strict new controls on chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons, related materials, and their means of delivery in 2004, the goal was to ensure terrorists and other malicious actors could not acquire or use them. However, countries struggle to account for and regulate these dangerous materials and find it difficult to navigate the maze of nonproliferation assistance programs that could help. The Assistance Support Initiative’s database of nonproliferation assistance activities is a unique tool for States to find relevant assistance and meet their 1540 obligations.


This database contains many projects and programs available to help achieve compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540, which states that countries will combat the spread of chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons, their means of delivery and illicit trafficking in related materials within or across their borders. This database also includes programs preventing proliferation of radiological weapons.

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