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India to host conference aimed at checking proliferation of WMDs

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

will next week host a global conference aimed at helping nations to implement a UN resolution that seeks to check proliferation of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons to terrorists and other non-state actors, the said today.

The ministry, in cooperation with and the Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), will host the India-Conference 2018 from April 16-17, 2018, at the Federation House here.

The (FICCI) will be the industry partner for the event titled Securing Global Supply Chains through towards Effective Implementation of UNSC Resolution 1540'.

Representatives from the and Industry of 39 countries, as well as experts from the UNSC 1540 Committee and UN Office for Disarmament Affairs in New York, will be participating in the two-day conference, the MEA said.

The Conference provides an opportunity to participants to share experiences on their and to identify legal and technical assistance, action plans and challenges in national implementation of UNSC 1540, it said.

The Resolution 1540 of 2004 establishes legally binding obligations on all states to adopt and enforce appropriate and effective measures to prevent the proliferation to non-state actors of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons and their delivery systems.

It requires, therefore that states implement appropriate and effective measures to prevent non-state actors such as terrorists, from obtaining access to weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

The Process was initiated by in 2012 to strengthen the implementation of UNSC 1540 through

India, with its long standing commitment to international non-proliferation, has established a legally backed robust export control system to implement UNSC 1540, the ministry said.

The conference is being held amid reports of an alleged attack in Douma,

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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 00:05 IST