Korea (Republic of) 1540 Reporting

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South Korea has multiple international partnerships to combat WMD proliferation, Source: U.S. Department of State

1540 Matrix

Offers/Requests of Assistance

The Republic of Korea (ROK), South Korea, has officially offered assistance through the 1540 Committee, noting that it "within its capacity, will participate in regional and international level cooperation to achieve the effective implementation of this Resolution." In 2012, the ROK, Vietnam and the IAEA developed a Radiation Source Location Tracking (RADLOT) system in Vietnam, which is based on GPS technology. In 2012 it contributed US 1 million dollars to the IAEA Nuclear Security Fund. South Korea invited the IAEA's IPPAS mission in 2013 to assist its nuclear security regime. The ROK held another international symposium on nuclear security in February 2014 on the occasion of the opening of the International Nuclear Security Academy. At the eighth plenary meeting of the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism held in May 2013 in Mexico City, the ROK was elected as Coordinator of the Implementation Assessment Group for the years 2013-2015. [1]

On 25 March 2014, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that Canada and the Republic of Korea would lead a joint commitment on the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1540.

In November 2015, UNRCPD, in cooperation with the Republic of Korea, continued the Jeju process by organizing the 12th Republic of Korea-United Nations Joint Conference on Disarmament and Nonproliferation Issues with a special emphasis on UNSCR 1540, themed "Nonproliferation Regime in the 21st Century: Challenges and the Way Forward."

See the United Nations 1540 Committee Website for more information on Assistance from Member States.


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Source: [1] "S/AC.44/2013/19" United Nations Security Council, www.un.org.

October 28, 2015
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This article is part of a collection examining 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 South Korea’s implementation efforts to-date.


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