Turkmenistan’s National Implementation Action Plan on UNSCR 1540 Approved by 1540 Committee’s Group of Experts

11th June 2018

On 11 June 2018, Turkmenistan submitted its National Implementation Action Plan (NIAP) of Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) to the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1540 (2004). The NIAP, that will cover the 2018-2022 period, includes priority measures of the Government of Turkmenistan to implement key provisions of the resolution. The plan was developed in the framework of the UNODA – OSCE project on Support of the Regional Implementation of Resolution 1540 (2004) in Central Asia and Mongolia jointly implemented by UNRCPD and the OSCE Conflict Prevention Centre with the assistance of the 1540 Committee Group of Experts. In June 2017 and January 2018, UNRCPD and the OSCE organized two national roundtable meetings in Turkmenistan aimed to facilitate the development of the NIAP. Turkmenistan became the 31st Member State in the world and fourth in the Asia-Pacific region, together with Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, that prepared on a voluntary basis its NIAP as encouraged by Security Council Resolution 2325 (2016). UNRCPD congratulates the Government of Turkmenistan for its contribution to the international efforts on preventing the proliferation of WMD.

The approved National Implementation Action Plan can be found at: http://www.un.org/en/sc/1540/documents/Turkmenistan_action-plan.pdf