WMD non-proliferation committee to visit the U.S.

The non-proliferation committee established by United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 and its group of experts will visit Washington, D.C., on September 12, to observe the implementation of the resolution.
This includes gaining an understanding of how the United States government implements laws and regulations relating to the prohibition of the illicit transfer of weapons of mass destruction related materials, the enforcement of these laws and regulations, and the measures to prevent WMD proliferation, which includes export controls, financial measures, border controls, security and other measures.
During the visit, the United States will engage the committee regarding U.S. domestic practices to implement the resolution.

The 2009 Comprehensive Review of UNSCR 1540 implementation cited the visits as a way for the committee to work with the international community and show progress in meeting objectives of the resolution. In addition, UNSCR 1977, which extended the mandate of the committee, encourages dialogue between the states and the committee regarding lessons learned, experiences and effective practices relating to controlling the proliferation of WMDs.
The September visit will allow the U.S. government to share its expertise in these many areas with the committee and to respond to committee questions.
Resolution 1540 was adopted by the UN Security Council in 2004, partially in response to revelations about the A.Q. Khan network's illicit proliferation activities. The resolution establishes binding obligations on all U.N. members states to adopt and enforce effective laws that prohibit non-state actors from any involvement with the proliferation of WMDs, to refrain from providing any form of support to non-state actors seeking WMD or related materials and to take effective measures to prevent WMD proliferation.