10 March 2014
GCSP-OSCE Roundtable: 10 years of UNSC resolution 1540 on weapons of mass destruction
On 7 March 2014, the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) held a Roundtable on “10 years of UNSC resolution 1540: Global and Regional efforts in the field of non-proliferation and disarmament of weapons of mass destruction”. This Roundtable was convened in co-operation with the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) and the Caribbean Community Secretariat (CARICOM), and with support of the Swiss Government.
Under this year‘s Swiss Chairmanship of the OSCE, GCSP actively contributes to the non-proliferation efforts by OSCE participating States. As Geneva is one of the seats of the disarmament community, the GCSP is well-positioned to host meetings of governmental and policy experts on the implementation of UNSCR 1540 in a regional context. The aim of this joint Roundtable was to keep UNSC resolution 1540 on the broader arms control agenda, which addresses one of the priority global security concerns: non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their acquisition by non-state actors.
The meeting generated rich exchanges and gathered more than 50 participants, including diplomats, experts and representatives of civil society.
- GCSP Publications | Geneva Paper: " A Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons and other WMD in the Middle East: Addressing Challenges to Disarmament and Non-Proliferation" by Dr Sameh Aboul-Enein
- GCSP Staff Publications | " A third way toward a WMD-free Middle East" by Mr Marc Finaud
- GCSP News | " Disarmament or Non-proliferation Community gathers in Glion in lead-up to 2013 NPT Preparatory Committee" (22 April 2013)