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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.


  • 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).
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  • Reports to the Security Council as required.