CICTE's 1540 Implementation program provides assistance to countries in the Hemisphere that request it, to comply with their obligations under Resolution 1540 (2004) of the United Nations Security Council on the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction to non-state agents.

The 1540 Committee recognizes the importance of regional organizations for the effective implementation of Resolution 1540. In July 2017, the position of hemispheric coordinator was created to implement resolution 1540, in CICTE, through an agreement between OAS-CICTE and the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), thanks to the support of the United States Government. It is hoped that this collaboration will continue and this position will be maintained in CICTE.

Achievements

Resultados 1540

Activities

  • Legislative assistance to help countries adopt legislation in accordance with the obligations established by Resolution 1540 (2004).
  • Technical assistance and training.
  • Assistance to countries to draft national action plans on the implementation of Resolution 1540 (2004).
  • Assistance in carrying out peer review exercises on the implementation of resolution 1540, together with the 1540 Committee and its Group of Experts, and the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA).

Strategic partners

United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)
Global Affairs Canada
The Export Control and Related Border Security Program (EXBS) (US Department of State)
The Stimson Center
The Biological Weapons Convention Implementation Support Unit (BWC-ISU)
The United Nations Regional Centre for Peace
Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC)
CARICOM
Organización para la Prohibición de Armas Químicas (OPCW / OPAQ)

Events

CICTE holds an annual meeting to promote dialogue and promote the exchange of experiences and practices aimed at preventing and countering terrorism in the Hemisphere.