Nuclear Weapons | Readout and Recommendations

UNSCR 1540: Identity, Extension, and Implementation

April 2011


This policy dialogue brief is based on a series of discussions among a group of UN and government officials—as well as representatives of regional, subregional, and nongovernmental organizations—during the Stanley Center’s 42nd annual UN Issues Conference, “UN Security Council Resolution 1540: Identity, Extension, and Implementation,” held in Tarrytown, New York, February 25-27, 2011.

Participants reflected on the evolution of UN Security Council Resolution 1540 since its adoption in April 2004, as well as broader issues related to implementation and prospects for renewal of the resolution in April of 2011. Discussions also focused on innovative approaches to implementation, capacity building, the role of regional and subregional organizations, resourcing issues, and structural roles and identities across the wider nonproliferation regime.