VERTIC participates in a Regional Seminar on the Implementation of the UNSCR 1540 in Santo Domingo
NIM Legal Officer Cédric Apercé participated in the Regional Seminar “UNSCR 1540: Enhancing Strategic Trade and Border Controls in Latin America and the Caribbean” organised by UNLIREC from 7 to 8 March 2018 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
The Seminar sought to foster a better understanding of the border and export controls outlined in UNSC Resolution 1540 (2004), in order to facilitate national and regional efforts to advance full implementation of the resolution and to address the risks associated with non-State actors obtaining, proliferating and/or using weapons of mass destruction, in particular for terrorist purposes. In this regard, it was conceived as a platform to launch a Licensing Guide on how to implement a national licensing framework that regulates the flow of goods and technologies, as well as, an open space to discuss how the strengthening of border controls and the regulation of strategic trade can facilitate compliance with export/import procedures of sensitive goods. Additionally, the event provided an opportunity for experts and participants to share their ideas and opinions, as well as their recommendations on how UNSCR 1540 (2004) can best be implemented throughout the Latin America and the Caribbean.
VERTIC is grateful to United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) and the Government of Canada whose financial supports made Mr Apercé’s participation in the seminar possible.
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