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A "Civil Society" Session
Resolution 1540: At the Crossroads

The Stanley Foundation has organized a major "civil society" session
"Resolution 1540: At a Crossroads"
October 1, 2009
UN Headquarters in New York City

To make a contribution to the official Comprehensive Review
of the Status of Implementation on Resolution 1540
conducted by the 1540 Committee
(September 30-October 2, 2009)

Read the full report from this event.

View the final agenda.

Read opening remarks from United Nations High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Sergio Duarte.

Cosponsored by the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs and co-organized by the World Institute for Nuclear Security, the Arab Institute for Security Studies, the Verification Research, Training and Information Centre (VERTIC), the Nonproliferation for Global Security Foundation, the Henry L. Stimson Center, Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique (FRS), Institute for Security Studies, and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

For maximum impact and sharing of ideas, the organizers have invited the 1540 Committee's members and experts to attend the session presentations, and we are planning for the chairman of the 1540 Committee to make an opening statement.

The organizers also invited several organizations to submit papers and designate representatives as panel presenters during the session. The final agenda for the day is available here.

Here are the papers submited thus far:

Implementation of UNSC Resolution 1540 at the National Level: Promotion of Best Practices and Policy and Technical Co-ordination and Co-operation
Steven Westervelt
The Netherlands Institute of International Relations
The Verification Research, Training and Information Centre
The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Next 100 Project: Leveraging National Security Assistance to Meet Developing World Needs
Brian Finlay and Elizabeth Turpen
The Henry L. Stimson Center
The Stanley Foundation

Bridging the Security/Development Divide with UN Security Council Resolution 1540: A Case Study Approach
Brian D. Finlay
The Henry L. Stimson Center

Implementing United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540: The Role of Regional Organizations
Dr. Lawrence Scheinman
Monterey Institute of International Studies

Strengthening Barriers Against New CBRN Threats: Preliminary Lessons Learned
Dr. Ian Anthony
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

The Harvard Sussex Draft Convention as a Complement to Resolution 1540
Dr. Catherine Jefferson
University of Sussex

Making 1540 Matter: The CSCAP Experience
Brad Glosserman
Pacific Forum CSIS

Role and Activities of NGO on Export Control
Hiroshi Nakao
Center for Information on Security Trade Control (CISTEC)

Building National Biosafety and Biosecurity Strategies in the Middle East and North Africa
Tim Trevan
The International Council for the Life Sciences

Improving National Biological Risk Assessment Methodology and Encouraging International Coordination of Biological Risk Assessment, Management and Mitigation
Tim Trevan
The International Council for the Life Sciences

Implementing UNSCR/1540 – the Role of Industry and Corporate Governance
Dr. Roger Howsley
World Institute for Nuclear Security

The Role of NGOs in Facilitating Implementation of Effective Export and Border Controls
Julia Khersonsky
Center for International Trade and Security

Resolution 1540: At the Crossroads
Zhai Dequan
China Arms Control and Disarmament Association

Pour une politique cohérente de lutte contre les réseaux de prolifération
Guillaume Schlumberger and Bruno Gruselle
Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique

Not a 'Wal-Mart', but an 'Imports-Exports Enterprise': Understanding the Nature of the A.Q. Khan Network
by Bruno Tertrais
Center for Contemporary Conflict

Quelle politique de sanctions face à la prolifération?
Bruno Gruselle
Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique

Proliferation Networks and Financing
Bruno Gruselle
Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique

L’application de la résolution 1540 du Conseil de sécurité des Nations Unies: bilan et enjeux
Paul Herault
Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique

The Need for a Civil Society Role in Monitoring and Raising Awareness of the Norms Against the Weaponization of Disease
Dr. Marie Isabelle Chevrier
BioWeapons Prevention Project
Thinking Out-of-the-Box About 1540 Implementation
Irma Arguello
NPSGlobal Foundation, Nonproliferation for Global Security

Report on VERTIC’s Technical Coordination Meeting: For legislative assistance facilitators and providers in the nuclear, chemical and biological weapons field

Illicit Trafficking, Transnational Threats, and Nuclear Terrorism: Addressing Vulnerabilities in Fragile Environments
Illicit Trafficking, Transnational Threats, and Nuclear Terrorism: A Development and Capacity Building Approach
Rita Grossman-Vermaas
The Fund for Peace

African Perspectives on Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction
Dominique Dye
Institute for Security Studies

Africa’s Development and the Threat of Weapons of Mass Destruction
Noel Stott, Amelia du Rand, and Dominique Dye
Institute for Security Studies

Implementing Resolution 1540 in Africa: Balancing Competing Priorities
Dominique Dye and Jean du Preez
Institute for Security Studies

Promoting Ownership of UNSC Resolution 1540: The Light Footprint Approach
Aline Leboeuf
French Institute of International Relations

Priorities for Funding and Action Under UNSCR 1540: Using Development Assistance to Confront the Nexus of Illicit Trafficking and Nonstate Extremist Groups Intent on "Mass Casualty" Violence
Michael Kraig
The Stanley Foundation

Achieving a Balanced Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1540, The Middle East as an Example
Joseph Adams and Ayman Khalil
Arab Institute for Security Studies

UNSC Resolutions on Iran and North Korea as 1540 Stepping Stones
Peter Crail
The Arms Control Association

Nuclear Terrorism and UN Resolution 1540: A South Asian Perspective
Dr. Reshmi Kazi
Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Global Implementation of Security Council Resolution 1540 – An Enhanced UN Response is Needed
Eric Rosand
Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation

1540 Related Resources

Recent articles related to UNSCR 1540

Official Web site of the 1540 Commitee

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 Database (from the Nuclear Threat Initiative)

Full text of UNSCR 1540 (adopted April 28, 2004)

Full text of UNSCR 1673 (adopted April 27, 2006)

Full text of UNSCR 1810 (adopted April 25, 2008)

1540 Resources from the Stanley Foundation

Achieving Nonproliferation Goals: Moving From Denial to Technology Governance (by Elizabeth Turpen, June 2009)

UNSCR 1540 and Securing Dangerous Materials: An Interview With Ambassador Jorge Urbina (by Keith Porter, May 2009)

UNSCR 1540 and Securing Dangerous Materials: An Interview With Dr. Richard Cupitt (by Keith Porter, May 2009)

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