National Workshop: Strengthening UNSCR 1540 (2004) Implementation in Botswana


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 further 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. 

To this end, the Government of Botswana will host a National Workshop in partnership with UNODA and the 1540 Committee from 11-12 August 2021. The event is organized to raise awareness of UN Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004). The workshop is part of a broader three-phase assistance project that will assist Botswana to enhance their efforts to fulfill the obligations in the resolution through the provision of technical and legal assistance necessary to build its national capacity as well as support in developing a draft voluntary National Implementation Action Plan (NAP). The project is made possible with the support of the United States of America and the European Union.