Monitoring of implementation of the UN Security Council Resolution

In cooperation with the Turkmen State Customs Service, the UNODC organized a conference aimed at monitoring the implementation of the Security Council Resolution 1540 (UNSCR 1540). Participants from Central Asian countries as well as representatives of international organizations gathered in Ashgabat to discuss the progress in implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 and share experience related to Strategic and Trade Customs / Control Enforcement (STCE).

( UNSC Resolution 1540 was adopted by the United Nations Security Council in 2004, and established legally binding obligations of the UN Member States to enforce effective measures against the proliferation of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons (WMD), their delivery systems, including establishment of the control system).

Representatives of the Central Asian countries reported about the progress made in regard to implementation of UNSCR 1540 and STCE. International organizations such as the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the UK National Crime Agency (NCA), UK Border Force (UKBF), UNODC Terrorism Prevention Branch (TPB), the European Commission (EC), and the United Nations Regional Centre for Preventative Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRC–°A) shared expertise and experience in this field.

Participants visited new international Customs terminal of Ashgabat dry port to see activities being implemented by the UNODC/WCO Container Control Programme (CCP).

The second conference on monitoring of implementation of the UNSCR 1540 is scheduled for December 2015.