Book Chapter - Palgrave Pivot

UNSCR 1540 Implementation: Challenges Past and Present

| 2018


This chapter seeks to set out the principal challenges in the implementation of resolution 1540. Using evidence from the resolutions, meeting records, Committee Chair’s briefings, and secondary sources, it argues that the challenges to implementation of the resolution have reflected both broader conceptual issues, and, more recently, practical implementation issues. The chapter begins by considering ‘broader challenges’ to the resolution’s implementation, notably those relating to political will. The second section considers challenges that are more practical in nature. The chapter will conclude with a final section looking at some opportunities that may help to overcome these challenges.

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For Academic Citation:

Salisbury, Daniel. "UNSCR 1540 Implementation: Challenges Past and Present," in Preventing the Proliferation of WMDs: Measuring the Success of UN Security Council Resolution 1540, edited by Daniel Salisbury, Ian J. Stewart, and Andrea Viski, 81-103. Palgrave Pivot, 2018. 

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