Skip to main content
UN Library logo
Research Guides

UN Documentation: Disarmament

Security Council 1540 Committee

The Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1540 (2004) aims to limit the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons.

Security Council Discusses Weapons of Mass Destruction. Wide-view of the Security Council meeting during an open debate on the co-operation between the Council and international organizations in the implementation of resolutions 1540 (2004) and 1673 (2006) on non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, at UN Headquarters in New York. 23 February 2007 United Nations, New York

  • 1540 Committee website
  • Established by Security Council resolution 1540 (2004) to promote the resolution’s implementation
    • Resolution 1540 (2004) calls on States to refrain from supporting non-state actors attempting to acquire, transport or use nuclear, chemical and biological weapons; and requires States to adopt laws to this effect.
    • States report the actions they have taken to implement the resolution to the Committee.
  • The Committee's mandate was extended to 2021 by Security Council resolution 1977 (2011).
  • Document series symbol for working documents
  • Reports to the Security Council as required.