Security Council Resolution 1540 is a critical tool for preventing non-state actors from obtaining weapons of mass destruction. Regional organizations could play a significant role in helping to implement the resolution. Do the experiences of these organizations in conventional security issues, such as small arms control, offer lessons for addressing weapons of mass destruction in regions where the issue is not considered a high priority?

This book examines the experiences of organizations in Africa, Latin America, and South-East Asia and the Pacific to identify how they can motivate and assist their members with their commitments to implement Resolution 1540.

Citation: Lawrence Scheinman (ed.) (2008). "Implementing Resolution 1540: the Role of Regional Organizations", UNIDIR, Geneva.