Preventing the spread of WMDs

9/30/2009 // Norway welcomes this week’s review of the implementation of Security Council Resolution 1540. That resolution looks at ways to prevent non-state actors from attaining weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

- In order to secure a safer world without weapons of mass destruction, we need an early and full implementation of Security Council Resolution 1540. This goal is more important now than ever. As President Obama put it, “the threat of nuclear war has gone down, but the risk of a nuclear attack has gone up,” said Ambassador Mona Juul.


Ambassador Juul spoke at the three-day "Comprehensive review of the status of implementation of Security Council resolution 1540” which began on Wednesday September 30.


The United Nations Security Council passed resolution 1540 in 2004. Since then Norway has been a strong advocate for resolution 1540. The Norwegian government has provided funding for its implementation and taken part in regional meetings to share information and build a knowledge base around the issues it raises.


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