ODA Occasional Papers: United Nations Seminar on by United Nations

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ODA Occasional Papers is a chain of advert hoc guides proposing, in edited shape, a number of the papers or statements made at overseas conferences, symposia, seminars or workshops equipped by way of the workplace for Disarmament Affairs or its local centres. The UN Seminar on enforcing the UNSC solution 1540 (2004) in Africa used to be aimed toward elevating information concerning the responsibilities and specifications of the solution and at expanding and facilitating cooperation and tips in enforcing it on the nationwide and local degrees.

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Extra info for ODA Occasional Papers: United Nations Seminar on Implementing UN Security Council Resolution 1540 in Africa (9-10 November 2006, Accra, Ghana)

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Improving accountability and introducing more efficient measures for physical protection of related materials; • setting efficient border controls with properly trained personnel and modern equipment; • establishing functioning shipment and transshipment controls; • strengthening law enforcement institutions; • strengthening the culture of prosecution; and • improving controls on providing funds and services such as financing illicit activities. 24 Murat Tashibaev Many speakers pointed out the necessity and importance of small, tailored outreach activities addressing specific topics and problems in the areas mentioned above.

Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban-Treaty (CTBT). Ratified: 30 March 1999. Besides the aforementioned legislation, the South African Government has other legislative machinery in place to give effect to the measures contained in operative paragraph 2 of UNSCR 1540. These measures all apply to controlled items and are, therefore, applicable to both State and non-State actors: 35 Relevant lessons: South Africa The production, use, storage and transport of certain chemicals are controlled under the Hazardous Substances Act, the Explosives Act and the Non-Proliferation Act.

Questions to answer • What does Resolution 1540 require of Ghana? • What are the disarmament treaties that curtail proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)? — main treaties. • What is the status of implementation of these treaties in Ghana? — signature, ratification, domestication of such treaties? • What focal points and institutional framework are required? e. National Authority? *Rexford Osei is Director of the Science Division, Ministry of Education, Science and Sports, Ghana. 13 National experience in reporting: Ghana • What are the focal points doing?

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