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UNSCR 1540

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 mandates that all countries take the necessary steps to prevent the proliferation of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons of mass destruction (WMD) by nonstate actors. While implementation of the resolution is slow and uneven, its growing acceptance as a legitimate international security instrument opens the doors for innovative ways to meet the needs of both the Global North and Global South.


Current Work

1540 in Practice
The Stanley Foundation has engaged policymakers, diplomats, and civil society on the importance of UN Security Council Resolution 1540 to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction by nonstate actors. Policy dialogues and regional workshops have examined the challenges and opportunities of the resolution's implementation as well as its unique ability to meet regional security and capacity needs. Contact Anya Loukianova for more information.


Latest Publication

UNSCR 1540: Fostering Regional Momentum
Policy Memo
February 2013

This policy memo is based on a series of discussions by a group of UN and government officials, as well as representatives of regional, subregional, and nongovernmental organizations at the Stanley Foundation’s 44th annual UN Issues Conference. Discussion focused on how best to foster regional momentum, facilitate buy-in from countries across the Global South, and overcome challenges facing donors and recipient partners, with an eye to seeking additional... Read More

Op-Eds and Articles

March 2012
Beyond Boundaries: WMD Nonproliferation in Africa

January 2012
Drugs, Thugs, and WMD: Shift in Trafficking Routes Threatens Global Security

February 2011
UNSCR 1540: A Critical Tool for a Safe, Secure World

June 2010
Curbing Proliferation Through Development
Brian Finlay, senior associate of the Henry L. Stimson Center and director of the Managing Across Boundaries Program

November 2009
Cooperating to Prevent Catastrophe
Brian Finlay, Senior Associate at the Henry L. Stimson Center and Director of the Managing Across Boundaries Program

October 2009
Nuclear Network Theory
ForeignPolicy.com

Michael Kraig

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HIGHLIGHTS
SAFETY Guidelines for Journalists: Radiation Incidents SAFETY Guidelines for Journalists: Radiation Incidents
In the event of a radiation incident such as the use of a so-called dirty bomb or nuclear reactor incident, accurate and swift reporting is vital to public safety. This guide is intended to both help the journalist to be safe if they are covering such a story and to provide basic safety information that can be conveyed to the public to limit the risk of radiation exposure. 

Courier Courier
The Summer 2016 issue of Courier features: “Their name is the Rohingya, a people disowned by their home government, cast away as stateless and homeless. Who will step up and help?” and “Peace at Risk in Burundi—Again.” The issue also includes “Strengthening Nuclear Security in a Post-Summit World,” “No Time to Lose, the 1.5 C Limit in the Paris Agreement,” and “Investigation U. 2016.” The full Summer 2016 issue. PDF (1.0 MB) Subscribe for FREE.

2016 International Women Authors Event 2016 International Women Authors Event
Loung Ung, bestselling author of a trilogy about the 1970s terror and atrocity of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, will be the featured speaker and honoree of the 2016 International Women Authors event on October 6 in Davenport, Iowa. The event is sponsored by the Stanley Foundation and its community partner, Women’s Connection of the Quad Cities.

Reporting a Radiation Emergency Reporting a Radiation Emergency
Journalists would play an indispensable role keeping the public informed in an emergency resulting in the release of radiation, either accidental or deliberate. But what do they need to do their job effectively? The following recommendations to authorities who would manage such an emergency were drafted by participants in the 2016 Rotterdam Nuclear Security Workshop for International Journalists.

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