The information in the matrices originates primarily from national reports and is complemented by official government information, including that made available to inter-governmental organizations. The matrices are prepared under the direction of the 1540 Committee.
The 1540 Committee intends to use the matrices as a reference tool for facilitating technical assistance and to enable the Committee to continue to enhance its dialogue with States on their implementation of Security Council Resolution 1540.
The matrices are not a tool for measuring compliance of States in their non-proliferation obligations but for facilitating the implementation of Security Council Resolutions 1540 (2004), 1673 (2006), 1810 (2008) and 1977 (2011). They do not reflect or prejudice any ongoing discussions outside of the Committee, in the Security Council or any of its organs, of a State's compliance with its non-proliferation or any other obligations. Information on voluntary commitments is for reporting purpose only and does not constitute in any way a legal obligation arising from resolution 1540 or its successive resolutions.
OP 1 and related matters from OP 5, OP 6, OP 8 (a), (b), (c) and OP 10
Legally binding instruments, organizations, codes of conduct, arrangements, statements and other issues.
if YES, relevant information (i.e. signing, accession, ratification, etc)
(information refers to the page of the English version of the national report or an official web site)
Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)
Nuclear Weapons Free Zone/ Protocol(s)
Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism
Convention on Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM)
2005 Amendment to the CPPNM
Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) (not in force)
Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC)
Biological Weapons Convention (BWC)
Geneva Protocol of 1925
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Hague Code of Conduct (HCOC)
General statement on non-possession of WMD
General statement on commitment to disarmament and non-proliferation
Regulations for physical protection of facilities/materials/ transports
Licensing/registration of installations/facilities/ persons/entities/use/ handling of materials
Reliability check of personnel
Measures to account for/secure/ physically protect means of delivery
3. Related materials: materials, equipment and technology covered by relevant multilateral treaties and arrangements, or included on national control lists, which could be used for the design, development, production or use of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and their means of delivery.
* Information required in this section may also be available in the State’s Confidence Building Measures report, if submitted to the BWC Implementation Support Unit (online at: http://www.unog.ch/80256EE600585943/(httpPages)/4FA4DA37A55C7966C12575780055D9E8?OpenDocument )