VERTIC completes second of two workshops this week with Government of Jamaica on BWC, CWC, strategic trade and UNSCR 1540

VERTIC's National Implementation Measures (NIM) Programme completed its second of two workshops this week, during 6-8 April, with the Government of Jamaica on the implementation of the Biological and Chemical Weapons Conventions, strategic trade control and UN Security Council Resolution 1540. The first workshop, also organised with the Legal Affairs Unit in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in co-operation with the CARICOM-UNSCR 1540 Implementation Programme, was on the implementation of Financial Action Task Force Recommendation 7 through Jamaica's 2013 United Nations Security Council Resolutions Act.

For the second workshop, Scott Spence, Programme Director for National Implementation, and Associate Legal Officer Giuseppe Di Luccia, were joined by Dr Michael Beck, Senior Research Associate at the Center for International Trade and Security, University of Georgia. Mr Spence led the workshop's participants, from a number of ministries and agencies, through discussions on strengthening Jamaica's legislative frameworks for implementation of the Biological and Chemical Weapons Conventions and the related provisions of UN Security Council Resolution 1540, while Dr Beck discussed measures to strengthen strategic trade control over biological agents and toxins and scheduled chemicals.      

Two UNSCR 1540 Committee experts also participated in the workshop.

For more information about VERTIC's NIM Programme, please read here or contact Scott Spence.

Last changed: Apr 08 2016 at 10:08 PM

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