On February 10-11, the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan, conducted a training seminar in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540, a  measure intended to strengthen national export control systems around the globe. The U.S. Department of State provided financial support for the event. Speakers included representatives from the EU, the UN, the US State Department, the nongovernmental organization VERTIC, and the governments of Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan. Amy Smithson, Margarita Sevcik, Dauren Aben, and Kenley Butler represented CNS. This is the third UNSCR 1540-related event organized by CNS, with the previous two being held in Almaty, Kazakhstan (2006) and Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (2007).


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