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Followed in April 2004, UN defense Council answer 1540 obliges all states to take steps to avoid non-state actors, specially terrorist agencies and palms traffickers, from buying guns of mass destruction and similar fabrics. This ebook presents an summary of the unconventional coverage questions UNSCR 1540's destiny implementation and enforcement will supply for years yet to come.

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Acts of terrorism such as those committed in Indonesia, Turkey, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Spain, the United Kingdom, Russia, Iraq, Israel, and Egypt serve to underscore the threat that terrorism represents to all states, not just the United States; and continuing acts of terrorism tend to propel the global regulatory effort forward. In the final analysis, however, as the 9/11 Commission’s Monograph on 02-1017-8 CH 02 34 1/10/07 12:19 PM Page 34 Thomas J. ”14 The UN’s Counter-Terrorism Experience: Lessons for UNSCR 1540 There are four broad lessons from the UN’s experience with reporting, monitoring, and effecting change that are relevant to the implementation of UNSCR 1540 and the monitoring effort associated with the resolution.

It is not clear how many states have used this Internet-accessible resource, but CTC assistance teams, in bilateral consultations with different states, evaluate gaps in administrative capacity and facilitate assistance from willing donors. Most countries have identified an agency or intra-governmental mechanism for administering controls on terrorist financing, and nearly all have identified central contact points for the CTC. 02-1017-8 CH 02 32 1/10/07 12:19 PM Page 32 Thomas J. Biersteker With regard to regulatory measures, there is evidence that in most countries banks and financial institutions have been notified about new regulations on the financing of terrorism.

It has been driven by a combination of institutional self-interest, pragmatism, and a degree of creative individual policy entrepreneurship. The passage of UN Security Council Resolution 1540 on April 28, 2004, is recent evidence of the responsive, adaptive, and innovative nature of the organization. The resolution addresses a pressing global security concern: the 24 02-1017-8 CH 02 1/10/07 12:19 PM Page 25 Lessons for UNSCR 1540 25 potential acquisition by non-state actors of weapons of mass destruction (or disruption) or of materials that could be used in their manufacture.

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