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IAEA, Member States to Mark Entry into Force of Key Nuclear Security Agreement

4 May 2016 IAEA, Member States to Mark Entry into Force of Key Nuclear Security Agreement

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano will host a public event on 6 May 2016 to mark the entry into force of a landmark agreement aimed at strengthening global nuclear security and reducing the risk of nuclear terrorism.
Media Advisory → :: CPPNM Amendment →


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 →


Road Towards Entry Into Force of Key Nuclear Security Agreement

8 April 2016 Road Towards Entry Into Force of Key Nuclear Security Agreement

Nicaragua accepted the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM), bringing the number of adherences to 102 countries, the threshold required for this important security agreement to come into effect in 30 days.
Read more → :: Country Factsheet: Nicaragua → :: Photo Gallery: CPPNM → :: CPPNM Amendment →


IAEA Director General's Statement on Atoms for Peace in the 21st Century

7 April 2016 IAEA Director General's Statement on Atoms for Peace in the 21st Century

In a statement at the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica on 4 April 2016, IAEA Director General Yuikiy Amano expressed his gratitude to Jamaica for its support of the work of the IAEA and recognized the nations of Latin America and the Caribbean's major contribution to non-proliferation and disarmament by establishing the world's first nuclear-weapon-free zone in a populated area under the 1967 Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (Tlatelolco Treaty).
Read more → :: Director General Statement → :: Tlatelolco Treaty →


IAEA has Delivered Concrete Results in Nuclear Security: Director General at Nuclear Security Summit

1 April 2016 IAEA has Delivered Concrete Results in Nuclear Security: Director General at Nuclear Security Summit

In his statement at the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit (NSS 2016) in Washington D.C., IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano drew attention to the importance of the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM), the only legally binding international undertaking in the area of physical protection of nuclear material. Adherence by just two countries is now needed for the Amendment to finally enter into force.
Read more → :: Director General Statement → :: CPPNM Amendment → :: NSS 2016 →