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Uzbekistan Opens U.S.-Funded Biodefense Labs
Uzbekistan on Friday brought online two U.S.-funded biodefense facilities that are expected to boost the Central Asian region's ability track disease outbreaks, the Central Asia Newswire reported (see GSN, Jan. 18).
Located in the cities of Andijan and Ferghana in the Ferghana Valley, the laboratories are to support diagnostic efforts in Uzbekistan and the wider region, UzDaily.com reported on Wednesday.
Work on the two facilities wrapped up in December. The price of building and providing technology for the facilities was $1.3 million. Funding came through the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency, which is also providing instruction to laboratory personnel in the use and upkeep of the advanced systems (Central Asia Newswire, March 23).
May 23, 2014
The UNSCR 1540 Resource Collection examines implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540, which requires all states to implement measures aimed at preventing non-state actors from acquiring NBC weapons, related materials, and their means of delivery. It details implementation efforts in all of the regions and countries of the world to-date.
Remarks at side event to the PrepCom for the 2015 NPT Review Conference: “Change in Action: Overcoming Barriers to Non-Proliferation in the Middle East”
May 8, 2014
NTI Vice Chairman Des Browne addressed challenges to nonproliferation in the Middle East in a speech to members of The Middle East Next Generation of Arms Control Specialists network at a side event to the NPT PrepCom in New York.
This article provides an overview of Uzbekistan's historical and current policies relating to nuclear, chemical, biological and missile proliferation.