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GABON, OFFICE FOR DISARMAMENT AFFAIRS TO HOST WORKSHOP ON REPORTING and the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) will
host a workshop in Libreville 20-21 March to help French-speaking States in
preparing their initial reports pursuant to Security Council resolutions
concerning the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction to non-State

organized through the UNODA Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in
Africa.  Participating States will benefit from the assistance of experts of

that have already submitted reports.

Oh Joon of the Republic of Korea, Chair of the 1540 Committee, has called
for the full support of Member States in order to achieve universal

yet to submit a first national report describing the steps they have taken
towards implementation of resolution 1540 (2004).

Gabon, which submitted its first report in 2011, agreed to host the workshop
and share its experience with other participating States.  Two similar
workshops are planned for English- and Portuguese-speaking Africa.

States to refrain from providing any form of support to non-State actors
attempting to develop, acquire, manufacture, possess, transport, transfer or
use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons and their means of delivery.
The resolution also requires all States to establish domestic controls to
prevent the proliferation of such weapons of mass destruction and their
means of delivery, including by establishing appropriate controls over
related materials.

The Council later adopted resolution 1977 (2011), which calls upon all
States that have not yet presented a first report on steps they have taken
or intend to take in implementation of resolution 1540 (2004) to submit one
to the 1540 Committee.

For further information please contact the United Nations Regional Centre
for Peace and Disarmament in Africa (UNREC), tel: +228 22 53 50 00; e-mail:
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