The Executive Office for Control and Non-Proliferation (EOCN) plays an active role in implementing export control besides curbing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction with relevant associated technology, based on policies, legislations and partnerships domestically and internationally. The EOCN was established in the United Arab Emirates in 2009 as a body responsible for implementing the provisions of Federal Decree Law No. (43) of 2021 On the Commodities Subject to Non-Proliferation which replaces Federal Law No. (13) of 2007 Concerning Commodities Subject to Control of Import and Export. This is for the aim of preventing the illegal and unauthorized circulation of dual-use goods that contribute to the production or development of weapons of mass destruction, along with their associated technology and means of delivery.
The Executive Office for Control and Non-Proliferation, in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) and other government agencies exert extreme efforts in following up the application of the resolutions and requirements of the United Nations Security Council and other relevant international and regional organizations. EOCN also coordinates to and supervises the application of targeted financial sanctions relating to terrorist lists system, as well as the implementation of Security Council resolutions on the prevention and suppression of terrorism, its financing, the cessation of arms proliferation and financing, in addition to other relevant resolutions in coordination with competent stakeholders.
The Executive Office is the technical focal point for following up on the UAE's obligations in the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Storage and Use of Chemical Weapons. This reflects the UAE Government's vision of maintaining security and stability inside and outside the country and promoting partnership with countries of the region and the rest of the world to be free of weapons of mass destruction.
The UAE Vision 2021 has included expectations of global economic transformations. The national agenda of the UAE Vision 2021 aims at seeing the UAE in the heart of these transformations, to be the economic and commercial capital of more than 2 billion people. Therefore, the UAE government continues its efforts to move to a knowledge-based economy by encouraging innovation, research and development, strengthening the regulatory framework of key sectors, and promoting high value-added sectors in a manner that develops business environment and enhances the UAE's attractiveness for investments. The Executive Office for Control and Non-Proliferation has therefore developed its strategic objectives and initiatives in line with this vision.