Countering non-conventional threats: The role of consultancy in nonproliferation

Countering non-conventional threats: The role of consultancy in nonproliferation

The latest report from the 1540 Committee (S/2011/579 of September 14, 2011) instructively recommends that the Committee, states, and international, regional and subregional organizations cooperate with academia, industry, and civil society where appropriate, taking a long-term approach that contributes to national implementation of UN Security Council resolution 1540. To date, however, the role private companies, and especially consultancies, could play in the implementation of UNSCR 1540 has not been leveraged sufficiently. The unique techniques private consultancies use, their implied impartiality, and their efficiency could be of tremendous relevance to putting UNSCR 1540 into force.

The Non-Conventional Threat: CBRNe Asia

Security in Southeast Asia is a priority. It is for this reason that IB Consultancy decided to organize a conference dubbed “Non-Conventional Threat: CBRNe Asia 2012.” Held in Bangkok, Thailand, it was the first and largest chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosive (CBRNe) conference, exhibition, and exercise at one unique venue in Asia. The event brought together experts, end-users, policymakers, industry, and procurement staff, not only from the Southeast Asian region, but also from Europe, the USA, and the Middle East……