Workshop on Botswana’s UNSCR 1540 National Implementation Action Plan

Overview

UN Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) requires all States to refrain from providing any form of support to non-State actors that attempt to develop, acquire, manufacture, possess, transport, transfer or use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons and their means of delivery.  In resolution 1977 (2011), the Security Council encourages all States to prepare, on a voluntary basis, national implementation action plans, with the assistance of the 1540 Committee as appropriate, mapping out their priorities and plans for implementing the key provisions of resolution 1540 (2004), and to submit those plans to the 1540 Committee.

Towards these objectives, the Government of Botswana will host a workshop in partnership with UNODA and the 1540 Committee from 8-9 February 2022. The workshop is the second phase of broader three-phase integrated assistance package to enhance implementation of resolution 1540 (2004) in Botswana. The workshop aims to support Botswana as it develops a draft voluntary national implementation action plan (NAP) to implement the key provisions of resolution 1540 (2004). The workshop will be attended by national representatives, partner States and assistance providers that will share experiences and take stock of progress towards the full and effective implementation of the resolution. The workshop is sponsored by the Government of the United States of America and the European Union.