Statement by the Press Secretary on U.S. contribution to the United Nations Trust Fund for Global and Regional Disarmament

Statement by the Press Secretary on U.S. contribution to the United Nations Trust Fund for Global and Regional Disarmament

 

The United States announced this morning that it will make a voluntary contribution of $3 million this year to the United Nations Trust Fund for Global and Regional Disarmament to aid in preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

 

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 is an important tool for preventing access to the materials and resources needed to acquire or develop the world’s most dangerous weapons and the means to deliver them.  Ensuring the Resolution’s effective implementation through the work of the Committee established pursuant to UNSCR 1540 is an important objective of U.S. non-proliferation and counter-terrorism policies.   The 1540 Committee helps countries around the world design, adopt, and enforce laws prohibiting the spread of WMD to non-state actors, and enforce effective measures to control transfers of WMD, their means of delivery, related materials, funding, and contributing services.  The U.S. contribution is intended to support the vital work of the 1540 Committee, in keeping with the President’s commitment at the 2010 Nuclear Security Summit to help countries meet the obligations UNSCR 1540 places on them, and to match them up with a wide range of national, international, and nongovernmental sources of assistance.

 

 

The Washington Review & Commentary is a White House Blog dedicated to publishing official administration documents, press releases, fact sheets, and other information released through the White House Press Office.

Tagged with: ,
Posted in Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

April 2011
M T W T F S S
« Mar   May »
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930  
Blog Stats
  • 819,684 hits
%d bloggers like this: