Government of Jordan, U.N. Office for Disarmament Affairs host workshop on Security Council Resolution 1540

A recent workshop, focused on the implementation of ideas contained in the U.N. Security Council's resolution 1540 for member states of the League of Arab States, was headed up by representatives from the government of Jordan and the U.N. Office for Disarmament.

The workshop, which took place in Amman, Jordan, ran June 2 and 3. It came on the heels of meetings in the Gulf and Middle East, as well as regional workshops. It was touted as a venue for participating states to hear about and learn from the experiences of others who had already been implementing ideas from the resolution.

In attendance at the event were representatives of the League of Arab States, international and regional groups and organizations.

Resolution 1540 was unanimously passed by the Security Council on April 28, 2004. It requires all states to enforce measures and establish controls to prevent the delivery of nuclear, chemical or biological weapons to non-state entities. States must then develop and maintain those controls and measures.

The workshop in Amman was funded by the EU, Republic of Korea and the U.S.

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