UN Workshop Discusses Preventing the Proliferation WMD to Non-State Actors
The Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations in collaboration with the United Nations University (UNU) on 24 April 2013 concluded a 3-day workshop focused on the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1540 aimed at preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) to non-state actors with particular reference to the Arab world.
Dr. W. Pal Singh Sidhu, Senior Fellow, Center for International Cooperation, New York University, speaking for UNU, stressed the importance of non-treaty initiatives such as Resolution 1540, saying: “Given the growing role that non-state actors and individuals are expected to play in future WMD proliferation, we are likely to see an increase in non-treaty initiatives like 1540. However, we need to ensure that such initiatives remain exceptions and do not undermine the norm-setting, treaty-based regimes established to prevent proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons.”
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