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Increasing Understanding of Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage

25 May 2016 Increasing Understanding of Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage

Understanding the ins and outs of civil liability and compensation in case of nuclear damage is key if a nuclear incident affects several States, learned participants at an IAEA workshop on the legal aspects of nuclear liability and the international legal instruments available.
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Six Questions and Answers on the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material

8 May 2016 Six Questions and Answers on the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material

The Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM) entered into force on 8 May 2016. Described by IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano as "the single most important step which the world can take to strengthen nuclear security," it expands the scope of the Convention adopted in 1979. The following FAQs explain the significance of and background to the Amendment.
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New Nuclear Security Agreement will Reduce Risk of Nuclear Terrorism

8 May 2016 New Nuclear Security Agreement will Reduce Risk of Nuclear Terrorism

Following the entry into force of the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM) today, the international community must focus on its implementation, said IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano.
Read more → :: CPPNM Amendment → :: FAQs →


IAEA Director General Welcomes New Nuclear Security Agreement

6 May 2016 IAEA Director General Welcomes New Nuclear Security Agreement

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano hosted a public event to mark the entry into force of the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM), a landmark agreement aimed at strengthening global nuclear security and reducing the risk of nuclear terrorism. The Amendment enters into force on 8 May 2016.
Director General Statement → :: Video: Director General Statement → :: Photo Gallery → :: Media Advisory → :: CPPNM Amendment → :: FAQs →


30 Years after Chernobyl: IAEA Continues to Support Global Efforts to Help Affected Regions

26 April 2016 30 Years after Chernobyl: IAEA Continues to Support Global Efforts to Help Affected Regions

In the months following the Chernobyl accident, two agreements related to nuclear safety came into force: the Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident, and the Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency, which significantly strengthened the global nuclear safety regime. Ten years later, in 1996, the Convention on Nuclear Safety came into force, further strengthening nuclear safety.
Read more → :: Treaties Under IAEA Auspices →


IAEA Director General Welcomes Belarus' Use of IAEA Review Services in Preparation for Nuclear Power

19 April 2016 IAEA Director General Welcomes Belarus' Use of IAEA Review Services in Preparation for Nuclear Power

During his visit to Belarus, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano welcomed assurances from his hosts that Belarus would in the near future join the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM), a key nuclear security agreement that will come into effect on 8 May 2016.
Read more → :: Director General Statement → :: Country Factsheet: Belarus →


Abstracts Due 13 May: IAEA Conference on Nuclear Security

18 April 2016 Abstracts Due 13 May: IAEA Conference on Nuclear Security

There are four weeks left to submit abstracts for presenting at the IAEA International Conference on Nuclear Security: Commitments and Actions, to be held in Vienna from 5 to 9 December 2016, where technical sessions will likely deal with a diverse range of topics, including legislative and regulatory nuclear security framework.
Read more → :: Conference Information → :: Legislative Assistance → :: In Focus: Nuclear Security →


International Conference on Effective Nuclear Regulatory Systems: Sustaining Improvements Globally

11 April 2016 International Conference on Effective Nuclear Regulatory Systems: Sustaining Improvements Globally

In his statement at the International Conference on Effective Nuclear Regulatory Systems: Sustaining Improvements Globally in Vienna, Austria, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano encouraged all countries with nuclear power programmes to become parties to the Convention on Nuclear Safety (CNS), and also urged all countries to adhere to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM), which makes it legally binding to protect nuclear facilities, as well as nuclear material in domestic use, storage and transport.
Read more → :: Director General Statement → :: CNS → :: CPPNM Amendment →


Key Nuclear Security Agreement to Enter Into Force on 8 May

8 April 2016 Key Nuclear Security Agreement to Enter Into Force on 8 May

A nuclear security agreement that will take effect on 8 May will reduce the risk of a terrorist attack on a nuclear power plant and make it harder to smuggle nuclear material.
Read more → :: Video: Director General Statement → :: Photo Gallery: CPPNM → :: CPPNM Amendment → :: CPPNM Amendment: Status List →


Statement by IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano on Entry Into Force of CPPNM Amendment

8 April 2016 Statement by IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano on Entry Into Force of CPPNM Amendment

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano has delivered a statement on the imminent entry into force of the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material. The Amendment makes it legally binding for countries to protect nuclear facilities, as well as nuclear material in domestic use, storage and transport.
Read more → :: Video: Director General Statement → :: CPPNM Amendment → :: CPPNM Amendment: Status List →