National Roundtable Webinar Series to Strengthen the Implementation of UNSCR 1540 (2004) in Mongolia

Overview

UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution 1540 (2004) requires 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. All States are obliged to adopt and enforce appropriate and effective laws prohibiting such activities by non-State actors on their territories. States must adopt and enforce effective measures to establish domestic controls on these weapons, their means of delivery and their related material. In resolution  2325 (2016), the Security Council called for States to intensify their efforts to achieve the full implementation of resolution 1540 (2004). It also encouraged States to prepare on a voluntary basis national implementation action plans with the assistance of the 1540 Committee, as appropriate.

Towards these objectives, the Government of Mongolia will be participating in a National Roundtable Webinar Series to strengthen the implementation of resolution 1540 (2004). This assistance project will be jointly implemented by the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), the UN Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific (UNRCPD) and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), in cooperation with the 1540 Committee. The project has been tailored to the needs of the Government of Mongolia and will be delivered through a two-phased assistance package that will provide the technical and legal assistance necessary to build its national capacity to further fulfil its obligations stemming from UNSC resolution 1540 (2004). The project also aims to support Mongolia in developing a draft voluntary National Implementation Action Plan (NAP), mapping out their priorities and plans for implementing the key provisions of resolution 1540 (2004) and submitting these plans to the Committee.

In this regard, UNODA, UNRCPD and the OSCE will convene a virtual national roundtable workshop with the Government of Mongolia, in partnership with the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1540 (2004) and the World Customs Organization, to review and discuss the status of implementation of resolution 1540 (2004) in Mongolia. The workshop is sponsored by the Government of the United States of America and the European Union.